CVM presents a pause to Saturday afternoon with an intimate concert celebrating the work of French Impressionist composer Claude Debussy, featuring music for voice, violin, saxophone, and piano.
Debussy is one of the earliest pioneers of Western music crafted from non-traditional tonalities and World Music influences. From his earliest studies, his urge for musical rebellion became the major theme of his creative output, leading him to develop a unique voice that is both consummately beautiful as well as unceasingly refreshing. His artistic philosophy and aesthetic were indelibly linked to those of the Impressionist and Symbolist artists, through the sense of community they built together as they redefined the boundaries of their respective crafts, including Claude Monet, and the symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé, both of whom were also close friends with Debussy as well as collaborators. While early criticism of the Impressionists was brutally harsh on the whole, their artistic movement led the Western arts profoundly into the 20th century, and supported the environmental conditions that enabled Debussy to thrive in his musical output. Honoring his contribution to the French arts, he was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903.
Con Vivo Music – Debussy Portrait Concert
FREE, all ages welcome
Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 2:30pm-3:30pm
The Barrow Mansion – 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City, NJ
Claude Debussy – 3 Chansons des Bilitis for mezzo-soprano voice and piano
Claude Debussy – Rapsodie for alto saxophone and piano
Claude Debussy – Violin Sonata in G minor, L 140 for violin and piano
Claude Debussy – Syrinx for flute, arr. for saxophone by Zach Herchen
and select works for solo piano
Performed by Sarah Nelson Craft (mezzo-soprano voice), Elena Chernova-Davis (violin), Zach Herchen (saxophone), and Paul Vasile (piano).
Sponsored by The Barrow Mansion Development Corporation.
Con Vivo Music’s 2017 Season is sponsored by SILVERMAN.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of The National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.