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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.”