Bruce Levingston in Concert: 'Impressions de la vie"
|Organization||French Institute Alliance Française||
|Address||22 East 60th Street, New York, NY, United States|
|Start||June 2, 2010|
|End||June 3, 2010|
|Closed||Sunday - Tuesday, Friday - Saturday|
“A poetic pianist who has a gift for inventive—and glamorous—programming”
– The New Yorker
Acclaimed pianist Bruce Levingston performs an evening of evocative French music reflecting the exquisite sounds, colors, and textures found in nature.
This fascinating program takes listeners from Debussy’s vivid impressions of rippling water, solitary snowscapes, and flashing, golden fins, to Ravel’s sultry reflections of torpid summer sounds and exotic syncopations, and ultimately, into the ecstatic harmonies and melodies of Messiaen’s radiant, breathtaking portrayals of virtuosic birdsong.
The concert also features the sensual music of modernist master Henri Dutilleux and a special world premiere of the brilliant French composer Philippe Manoury’s Spins inspired by the mysterious sounds, movements, and rhythms of the wind. This exciting new work is an homage to both Manoury’s distinguished French heritage as well as the powerful and timeless inspiration of nature upon art and man.