Ravel & Debussy
Folk songs tell the story of life, community, and tradition. Experience the lush, fantastic musical language from Ravel and Debussy while being introduced to the playful and creative works of Ruo and Spivakovsky all in the spirit of folk songs. Folk Songs for Orchestra, according to the composer, drew inspiration “from the Chinese ancient and folk music, Western avant-garde, rock, and jazz.” Spivakovsky’s Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra presents the harmonica in a way you have never experienced before. The “French Connection” rounds out the program with Debussy’s symphonic poem, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and Ravel’s Mother Goose.