La Françoise:

A Festival with a French Accent


The Festival in a nutshell
10:00 Petites Suites
[Little Suites]

The New England's own Armidale Piano Duo (Lena Schmalz and Jan-Piet Knijff) play great little suites by Georges Bizet (from L'Arlesienne) and Claude Debussy.

11:00 Le Tombeau de Couperin
 [Monument for Couperin]
Newcastle pianist Vincent Parmeter plays Maurice Ravel's great hommage to his great predecessor, preceded by some Couperin on harpsichord and organ by Jan-Piet Knijff.

12:15 Bonjour mon coeur 
[G'day sweetie]

Great French music for chamber choir performed by Choir V (Newcastle), directed by Samantha Cobcroft. Debussy, Ravel, and a host of Renaissance composers. 

2:00 Les flûtes enchantées 
[Magic flutes]

Flautists Gerard Larkins and Matthew Hopcroft perform some of the highlights of the great French flute tradition. Music by Fauré, Chaminade, Dutilleux and others.


Armidale Piano Duo
Armidale Piano Duo