Mount Al­li­son pre­sent­ing sym­po­sium in recog­ni­tion of French com­poser Claude De­bussy’s Cen­te­nary

Sackville Tribune - - CLASSIFIEDS/TANTRAMAR -

Mount Al­li­son’s de­part­ment of mu­sic is cel­e­brat­ing the cen­te­nary of French com­poser Claude De­bussy (1862-1918) with a sym­po­sium held from Nov. 2 to 4.

De­bussy’s mu­sic, life and in­flu­ences will be cel­e­brated in Brun­ton Au­di­to­rium with con­certs and talks fea­tur­ing guest artists and Mount Al­li­son stu­dents and fac­ulty.

The sym­po­sium be­gins on Fri­day af­ter­noon with a key­note ad­dress by renowned De­bussy scholar and pi­anist Roy Howat, vis­it­ing from the United King­dom.

On Satur­day evening, Howat will per­form a recital, in­clud­ing the com­plete first book of De­bussy’s Préludes for solo piano. Mount Al­li­son fac­ulty and guests will present De­bussy’s late cham­ber mu­sic in a recital on Fri­day evening, in­clud­ing works for piano duet and piano duo, plus the three late sonatas. These sonatas, for cello and piano, for flute, vi­ola, and harp, and for vi­o­lin and piano, num­ber among De­bussy’s fi­nal and most enig­matic works.

Re­flect­ing De­bussy’s var­ied in­ter­est in vis­ual arts and lit­er­a­ture, Anne Ko­val from Mount Al­li­son’s de­part­ment of fine arts and Valérie Narayana from the de­part­ment of mod­ern lan­guages and lit­er­a­tures will present talks re­lat­ing De­bussy’s mu­sic to the paint­ings and po­etry of his time. Mount Al­li­son mu­sic stu­dents will present two recitals: piano and in­stru­men­tal works on Satur­day af­ter­noon, and mélodies for voice and piano on Sun­day af­ter­noon. In this fi­nal con­cert, stu­dents will also be joined by mu­sic fac­ulty Vicki St. Pierre and Monette Gould.

All con­certs and events are open to the pub­lic. Af­ter­noon events are free of charge. For the Fri­day and Satur­day evening con­certs, tick­ets are avail­able at the door or through sub­scrip­tion to the con­cert series of­fered by the de­part­ment of mu­sic.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, phone 506-364-2374, e-mail mu­sic@mta. ca or visit­sic.

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