WinterMezzo: February 23-25, 2018 - Musique Française

 

The Perfect Weekend Getaway in San Luis Obispo!

 

French composers in the 20th century reinvented melody through impressionism and neo-classicism.  The melodic works by Gabriel Fauré, Jean Cras, and Albert Roussel were written when jazz sounds from the United States had crossed the pond.  Rounding out this imaginative and evocative program is a jazz riff on the baroque style by living composer Noam Elkies.

 

JEAN ÉMILE PAUL CRAS - Suite en Duo

 

NOAM ELKIES - E Sonata for Flute and keyboard in E minor, op. 40

 

ALBERT ROUSSEL - Serenade, op. 30

 

GABRIEL FAURÉ - Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, op. 45

 

 

What to expect at WinterMezzo

 

At Festival Mozaic's WinterMezzo chamber music series, internationally-renowned artists present educational events, culinary experiences, and intimate concerts in spectacular venues on the California Central Coast.  This season, Music Director Scott Yoo presents two weekends of great works of chamber music and offers three sequential ways to connect to the music and the musicians.  We encourage you to attend all three events in this weekend and experience the special intimacy that comes from Festival Mozaic.

 

LEARN: Notable Encounter Insight

The WinterMezzo artists will take you on a one-hour tour behind the music of Noam Elkies and Gabriel Fauré.  They will give you insights into the composerss life stories, guide you in what musical elements to listen for, and share their perspectives on the works with artistry and humor.

 

DINE: Notable Encounter Dinner

Join the artists in a musical and culinary adventure.  Award-winning Central Coast wines from Tablas Creek Vineyard are paired with local, fresh cuisine by Chef Jeffery Scott in the beautiful and historic setting of the Park Ballroom in downtown Paso Robles.  Enjoy the hospitality of San Luis Obispo County while the artists discuss and perform music by Jean Cras and Albert Roussel.

 

        

 

LISTEN: Chamber Music Concert

Hear all the works come together in a traditional concert setting at the Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, an intimate venue that is perfect for chamber music.

 

 

Friday, Feb. 23 | Mission San Luis Obispo Parish Hall

Saturday, Feb. 24 | Park Ballroom, Paso Robles

Sunday, Feb. 25 | Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo

 

 

 

Alice Dade, flute

Meredith Clark, harp

John Novacek, piano

Scott Yoo, violin

Jessica Chang, viola

Jonah Kim, cello

 

 

 

 

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