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Pictures at a French Exhibition

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    • Ferguson Center for the Arts

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      Newport News, VA 23606 Get directions

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JoAnn Falletta, conductor

Alon Goldstein, piano

Women of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Robert Shoup, concertmaster

 

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2

Debussy: Nocturnes

Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite No. 2

 

To accompany the Chrysler Museum’s major exhibit of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra brings a concert of turn-of-the-century French works that dance and dazzle in colorful arrays. The music of orchestral favorite Claude Debussy in both his Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Nocturnes bookend Camille Saint-Saëns’ second piano concerto performed by the graceful Alon Goldstein. The program concludes with Albert Roussel’s Bacchus et Ariane Suite No. 2. Like the Parisian dancing girls of Toulouse-Lautrec’s famous images, Roussel’s ballet conceals the mischievous Bacchus behind a veil of enchantment.


Pictures at a French Exhibition