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French Connection: Flute Music by French Composers Jan. 19

January 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Flute Music by French Composers: Karen Kevra, flute, and Jeffrey Chappell, piano

This concert is a tribute to Louis Moyse, co-founder of the Marlboro Music Festival and longtime Marlboro College faculty member. Moyse was also a member of the successful Moyse Trio, in which his father, Marcel, played flute, Louis the piano, and Blanche Honegger Moyse the violin. The evening features Louis’ leading protegé, Vermonter and Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra, along with her longtime collaborator, Washington, D.C. pianist Jeffrey Chappell.

Kevra and Chappell will open the Jan. 19 concert with Michel Blavet’s exquisite sonata ”L’Henriette,” Poulenc’s beloved “Sonata” for flute and piano, as well as a short composition of Louis Moyse.

The second half of the program relies on audience participation. At intermission, a menu/ballot of the 10 works from Louis Moyse’s collection of flute music by French composers will be distributed. Based on written descriptions of each piece by such composers as Gabriel Fauré, Georges Enesco, and Cécile Chaminade, audience members will cast their ballots for the pieces they would like to hear during the second half of the program.

“Louis compiled and edited this collection of 10 virtuoso works in 1973, which is the most widely published collection of flute music,” explains Kevra. “These are compact works in two parts, slow and expressive followed by demanding technical bravura. These brilliant and beautiful pieces were literally designed to prove the flutist’s mettle.”

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Date:
January 19, 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Brattleboro Music Center
72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Phone:
802-257-4523
Website:
http//www.bmcvt.org
  • BMC Bravo SocietyThe Brattleboro Music Center relies on volunteers in the community who give generously of their time. We are pleased to honor the following for their help from November 2018 through April 2019:
    Carol Barber, Orion Barber, Rick Barron, Gussie Bartlett, Karen Becker, Mara Berkley, Robert Bonneau, Crager Boardman, Tim Callahan, Terry Carter, Walter Cramer, Charles Crowther, Maisie Crowther, Becky Eisenhandler, Judy Fink, Roberta Flatley, Rob Freeberg, Caleb Fritz, Clara Fritz, Bill Gottesman, Lerna Gottesman, Don Grybko, Sophie Hannah, Freddie Hart, Kimi Hasegawa, Francis Hebert, Cal Heile, Lynn Herzog, Claudia Jacobs, Jonah Johnson, Stephen Lloyd, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Cecil Maxfield, Steve Minken, Keith Murphy, Ralph Palmer, Guy Payne, Ellen Peters, Virginia Pick, Jon Potter, Jaki Reis, Camille Robertson, Laura Robertson, Monique Shurman, Paul Eric Smith, Becky Tracy, Melissa Trainor, Riis Whitworth, Betsy Willams, Laura Bryant Williams, Pete Wilson and Lani Wright. Also included…the BMC Flute Choir (Robin Matathias: Conductor, Ellen Chornoboy, Jane Olmstead, Amanda Paradis, Shelley Sparks, Caitlin Sullivan, and Lynn Valente) and Gowan Brae (Bruce Frank, Karen Frank Bob Naess, Antje Ruppert, and Alison Schantz)

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523

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