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MtA Music: Debussy Centenary SymposiumNovember 2, 2018
Mount Allison’s Department of Music celebrates the centenary of French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) with a Symposium held from November 2nd to 4th. 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.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018
• 4:00 pm Keynote Address: Pianist and scholar Roy Howat presents “Debussy the Composer via Debussy the Pianist.”
• 7:30 pm Faculty and Guest Recital: Debussy’s Late Chamber Works – music for strings, flute, piano duet, and piano duo.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018
• 2:00 pm Faculty Presentation: “The Nocturnes: From Chopin to Whistler to Debussy” by Anne Koval, Dept. of Fine Arts.
• 3:00 pm Student Recital: Students from the Dept. of Music perform works from Debussy’s piano and instrumental music.
• 7:30 pm Guest Recital: Roy Howat, pianist, presents Debussy’s first book of Préludes and other works.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018
• 12:30 pm Question and Answer session: Roy Howat answers questions and offers comments on the unique characteristics of Debussy’s notation. (In Room 100)
• 2:00 pm Faculty Presentation: “Beauty that Endures: Second Empire Censorship and Debussy’s Choice of Poetry.” Valérie Narayana,
Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures.
• 3:00 pm Faculty and Student Recital: A selection of Debussy’s Mélodies for voice and piano.
The Department of Music thanks the J.E.A. Crake Foundation for their support. All concerts and events are open to the public. Afternoon events are free of charge. Tickets for the concerts on Friday evening and Saturday evening are $15 adults/$10 seniors and students. Free for current Mount Allison students with valid ID card. Subscriptions also available.
For further information regarding the Debussy Symposium, call (506) 364-2374 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Department of Music’s web site at www.mta.ca/music.