New Voices: Paris of the Belle Époque

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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About This Performance

Our initial Emerging Voices program begins in fin-de-siècle Paris where a uniquely French aesthetic blossomed in the ubiquitous salon concerts of that era. In this environment of cultural exchange between artists, the oeuvre of composers like Debussy and Fauré swelled with mélodies—the French equivalent of the German Lieder.

This concert is part of our Emerging Voices Project that explores national identity and social connection through art song. Learn more about the inspirations behind New Voices in the video preview below.

Joélle Harvey, soprano; Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone; Jasper Quartet; Tony Flynt, double bass; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano

N. BoulangerVersailles
Hahn: Songs [Sel.]
Nicolas BacriDe La Douceur World Premiere/PCMS Commission
DebussyAriettes oubliées
N. Boulanger: Songs [Sel.]
FauréLa bonne chanson

Major support for Emerging Voices has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage — with additional support from Grant Greapentrog, Constance & Michael Cone, Vincent Tseng & Geoffrey Mainland, and the Presser Foundation.