Suites Françaises

2:00PM, Sunday, August 9, 2020
Johann Sebastian Bach:‘Prelude’ from Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor
Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre:Pièces de clavessin, from Suite in A Minor
Jean-Philippe Rameau:Le Rappel des Oiseaux
György Ligeti:Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
Camille Saint-SaensSeptet for Trumpet, String, and Piano in E-flat Major

The French dance suite has been one of composers’ favorite genres for centuries. The variety and contrasts inherent to this form – from sensuous sarabands to jaunty gigues – makes them a perfect platform to highlight individual style. From one of the first published female composers, Élizabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, and Johann Sebastian Bach to modernists like Camille Saint-Saëns and György Ligeti, we explore the simple charm of dance music.

Featured Artists

Felicity James
Violin, Minnesota Orchestra
Ravenna Lipchik
Violin, Shattered Glass
Olivia Chew
Viola, Seattle Symphony
Keiran Campbell
Cello, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Austin Fisher
Cello, Chicago Freelance
Paul Macres
Bass, Louisiana Philharmonic
Alicia McQuerrey
Flute, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Kevin Pearl
Oboe, Milwaukee Symphony
JJ Koh
Clarinet, Madison Symphony
Vincent Karamanov
Bassoon, St. Louis Symphony
Ansel Norris
Trumpet, Naples Philharmonic
Henry Kramer
Piano, Avery Fisher Career Grant
Timothy Lovelace
Piano, University of Minnesota Faculty

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This concert is sponsored in part by Frandsen Bank, and Sourcewell