Faculty Concert: "Once Upon a Starry Night"
Please join WCMS for our first faculty concert of the 2019-2020 season, featuring flute faculty member Elzbieta Brandys-O'Neill with special guests Cherry Kim, cello and Ai-Ying Chiu, piano. This fabulous trio (known as the CK Ensemble) will transport listeners to 19th- and early 20th-century Paris with a program of music by French composers.
The first act opens with Camille Saint-Saëns' poignant, impressionistic work La Muse et le Poète and Claude Debussy's youthful, romantic Piano Trio. Both Saint-Saëns and Debussy played leading roles during the Belle Époque by introducing Parisian audiences to the music of new French composers. The second act continues with Philippe Gaubert's Trois Aquarelles (Three Watercolors), full of picturesque timbre and moods that describe the distinct French sounds of the early 20th century, and Francis Poulenc's Trio that resonates with narrative tension and sweet melancholy under the simplicity of French neo-classicism.
Free admission. Pre-concert refreshments will be served at 7:00 pm.