March 14: ‘The French Connection: Impressionist Music & Jazz’

| March 1, 2011

The Music Department presents a concert exploring the influence of French Impressionist music on jazz composition and improvisation in the modern era. Performers include: Daniel Schene, director of Keyboard Studies, Kim Portnoy, director of Music Composition, and adjunct faculty members Pat Eastman, Carol Schmidt, Carolbeth True and Donna Vince.

Date/Time: Monday March 14, 7 p.m.
Location: Moore Auditorium
Admission: $5 to public; free to Webster faculty, staff & students with I.D.

The concert will present performances of representative works from the classical literature and interpretations of pieces written by jazz composers whose writing was strongly influenced by French Impressionism. Works to be performed include: “Le petit Negre,” “L’isle joyeuse,” “Reflets dans l’eau,” and “page d’Album” by Claude Debussy, “Prelude” by Maurice Ravel, “Le Pickadilly” by Eric Satie, “Scaramouche ‘Brazileira'” by Darius Milhaud, “Reflections in D” by Duke Ellington, “Ju Ju” by Wayne Shorter, “Waltz for Debby” by Bill Evans, and “Sunday Song” by Richie Beirach.

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