2013 GVSU presents Fall Arts Celebration

Music

“Music from La Belle Époque: Chamber Music for Winds from Turn-of-the-Century Paris”

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 8 P.M.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG THEATRE
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
ALLENDALE CAMPUS

Prelude carillon concert from 7:207:50 p.m.
featuring University Carillonneur
Professor Julianne Vanden Wyngaard

Performance followed by reception

Listen as Grand Valley music faculty and guest artists recreate a great epoch in music, performing the woodwind chamber music of D’Indy, Enesco, Bernard, and Stravinsky, conducted by renowned guest conductor and former Director of the United States Air Force (USAF) Band in Washington, D.C., Colonel (Ret.) Lowell E. Graham.

Starting with the last decades of the 19th century, and through the start of World War I, the European musical world was dominated by the late romantic aesthetics and the increasingly dramatic chromaticisms of Wagner and Strauss.

In Paris, however, a conscious search for national identity led composers to experiment with a more coloristic melody and harmony; a poetic approach to music that mirrored the free, nonaccentual character of the French language.

French composers also resurrected the unique beauty and sonority of wind instruments that was so much a part of the classical era in music. The distinctive sounds, reminiscent of the late 18th century woodwind serenade and divertimento, once again echoed through the great concert halls and salons of Western Europe as the 19th century ended and the 20th century began.



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