Debussy 100th Anniversary Concert

Debussy 100th Anniversary Concert


SEASON FINALÉ – Debussy 100th Anniversary Concert

RNCM Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonietta

Mark Heron, Orr Guy Conductors
Shimeng Sun Harp
Monica Toll Soprano
Hannah Corcoran Saxophone

Claude Debussy Danses sacrée et profane
Erik Satie (arr Dominic Muldowney) Sports et Divertissements
Claude Debussy (arr David Horne) Rhapsodie for alto saxophone and ensemble (world première)
Claude Debussy (arr John Adams) Le livre de Baudelaire
Claude Debussy (arr Colin Matthews) Hommage à S Pickwick Esq P P M P C; La fille aux cheveux de lin; Général Lavine; La cathédrale engloutie from Préludes

The RNCM will share the centerpiece of their Debussy 100 Festival with us in a spectacular season finalé of works by Debussy as you may have never heard before – in transcription. Normally, transcriptions are second-best for classical purists, but Debussy had such a profound influence on composition over the last 100 years, that it makes sense to hear this influence in a fresh new way through the eyes of those he has inspired. The sensual textures and evocative colours are vivid reimaginings of well-loved works gathered from across his output, highlighting the composer’s irrepressible capacity for innovation and originality.