Debussy and Mozart 39

Maestro François López-Ferrer takes the podium for an afternoon of some of the most triumphant French and Spanish music in the repertoire. We finish with one of Mozart’s late-great symphonies, Symphony No. 39 in E flat Major.

Sunday, Apr 10 | 2:00 PM

Artists

François López-Ferrer Conductor

Program Info

  • BERLIOZ: Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture

  • DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

  • DE FALLA: Suite No.1, from El sombrero de tres picos (Three-Cornered Hat)

  • CHABRIER: Fête polonaise, from Le roi malgré lui (The King in Spite of Himself)

  • MOZART: Symphony No. 39 in E flat Major, K. 543

One of America’s top up-and-coming talents, François López-Ferrer, takes the podium for an afternoon of sensational French and Spanish music. The concert opens with the overture to Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict, an opera adapted from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing by the composer himself – this overture is an athletic and ostentatious showcase for the entire orchestra. Joyous and triumphant works by De Falla and Chabrier act as a foil for Debussy’s atmospheric and ethereal Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. We finish with one of Mozart’s late-great symphonies, the first in the set of his final three, Symphony No. 39 in E flat Major.

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