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Festival 2015: Versailles & The Parisian Baroque - Part I

Date: Friday, August 7, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM
Calendar8/7/2015 8:00:00 PM8/7/2015 8:00:00 PMAmerica/Los_AngelesFestival 2015: Versailles & The Parisian Baroque - Part I At S.F. Conservatory of Music50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102Website: https://americanbach.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=738817FalseMM/DD/YYYY

S.F. Conservatory of Music
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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The Festival opens on Friday, August 7, with a trio of stunning orchestral works by three French masters. The high-minded musical ideals and splendor of the era are fully evident in the Ouverture & Suite of dances from Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera Naïs. Here beauty and grandeur are enhanced by a third trait: velocity! As first violinist at the Paris Opéra, Jacques Aubert had an ear for music that would be suitable for drama and dance. His D Major Concert de Symphonie, an early incarnation of what would become the French symphony, is a delightful, foot-tapping tour of dance forms. Finally, Jean-Féry Rebel’s imaginative and vivid work for orchestra, Les élémens, depicts the creation of the world from chaos using motifs associated with earth, air, fire, and water.

Rameau: Suite from Naïs
Aubert: Concert de simphonies - Suite No.2
Rebel: Les Élémens, simphonie nouvelle

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