Colorado Music Festival - French Mini-Fest "Faure's Soiree"

Jul 23, 2017

French Mini-Festival: Fauré’s French Soirée
Conductor: Jean-Marie Zeitouni
Guest Artists: Benedetto Lupo, piano (2017 Sei Solo Artist in Residence); CMF Chamber Orchestra

The French-mini festival closes with a final appearance by Van Cliburn competition medalist Benedetto Lupo performing one of Faure’s greatest works, the Ballade for piano and orchestra in F-sharp minor. Also on this French Mini-Festival finale program is Jacques Ibert’s lighthearted Divertissement, Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Orchestra featuring CMF Principal Flute Viviana Cumplido Wilson, Jules Massenet “Thaïs” Meditation, and Paul Dukas’ Villanelle for horn and orchestra.

Fauré: Selections from Masques et bergamasques
Dukas: Villanelle for Horn and Orchestra
Saint-Saëns: Romance, op. 36
Fauré: Ballade, op. 19
Chaminade: Concertino for Flute and Orchestra in D major, op. 107
Saint-Saëns: Introduction & Rondo Capricioso
Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld (excerpts)