An evening of music, featuring some creations of some of the greatest French composers of all time, including a lesser-known masterpiece. French hors d’oeuvres will be served afterward, at the artists’ reception.
Join HNAM in an evening of exquisite music from French composers. The first concert of our 2020 season explores some beloved French compositions and some not-so-often performed gems.
Come hear the soaring and passionate melodies of Cesar Franck, and the driving rhythms of Francis Poulenc’s Violin Sonata (which was dedicated to Spanish poet Federico Lorca). Experience the peaceful and flowing works of Erik Satie as they transport you into the pure sound of the piano, and let Ravel’s mastery of compositional form and resonance of the piano transport you into his impressionistic landscapes. Explore the grand epic of lesser-known master Léon Boëllmann’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor: a work of technical and emotional virtuosity in equal measure for cellist and pianist.
“Léon Boëllmann’s final work is a masterpiece of technical and emotional writing for the cello and piano,” says Adam Vincent Clay. “It takes wonderful advantage of the sonorities of both instruments in the romantic style, and deserves to be performed more often.”
Join us after the event at a reception that will include French hors d’oeuvres, artwork, and lively conversation.