La Françoise:

A Festival with a French Accent

 

The Festival in a nutshell 

 

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SATURDAY 22 JUNE
 
   
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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