A Concert that Bridges two Eras

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Fauré and Mendelssohn, Courtesy of www.52composers.com

Hello dear Music Friends,

We hope you are ready for our final concert of the season: Saturday June 3rd and Sunday June 4th!

Did you know that when Gabriel Fauré was born, Chopin was still composing, yet by the time Fauré died, jazz and atonal music existed in the salons of France?  Fauré is known for linking the end of Romanticism with the Modernism of the 20th century.  He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers. Richard Strauss came to Fauré for advice and Aaron Copland was a devoted admirer, among others.

Felix Mendelssohn is often considered the greatest child prodigy after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Although he was only 38 when he died, Mendelssohn managed to distinguish himself as one of the first significant Romantic composers of the 1800s. Mendelssohn was deeply influenced by the music of J.S. Bach, which one can hear in the beautiful Cantatas of this concert, and was instrumental in reviving interest in Bach’s work.

Concert Time and Place:

Saturday, June 3, 2017  8:00 pm

Sunday, June 4,, 2017  4:00 pm

Holy Cross Church, 123 High Street, Santa Cruz

Tickets can be purchased at http://santacruzchorale.org/tickets or at the door. For this concert, courtesy of a Board Member, all student admissions are free.

See you at the concert!

 

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