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Presented by Emerald City Music: South Lake Union’s home for non-traditional, eclectic classical music performances. 

APR 23 FRI  |  7:00pm PT  Three composers idealistically attempt to catapult their legacy forward by writing daring works. Opening the evening is Beethoven’s Serenade for flute, violin and viola; an informal piece where the composer displays his charming creativity in presenting an ensemble in which there is no bass voice. Saint-Saëns evocative Fantaisie follows, a stunning late-Romantic work that – while resisting the rising modernist tendencies of most other French composers of the day – displays the depths of his hyper-romantic vision of the future of music. Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp concludes the program. The Sonata is one of six that Debussy endeavored to write for pairings of various instruments, finishing three before he died of cancer at the onset of World War I.

Filmed in Brooklyn, New York by film director Tristan Cook. Available for viewing April 23, 2021.

Artists: Tara Helen O’Connor (flute), Bridget Kibbey (harp), Kristin Lee (violin), Paul Neubauer (viola)

Program: 

L.V.BEETHOVEN (1770–1827) Serenade in D Major, Op. 25 for flute, violin, viola (1796)

  1. SAINT-SAËNS (1835–1921) Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, Op. 124 (1907)
  2. DEBUSSY (1862–1918) Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp, L. 137 (1915)

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