Howard Performing Arts Center
   Sun, February 4, 2018 @ 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm
    Howard Performing Arts Center

Septura brings together London’s leading players to redefine brass chamber music through the uniquely expressive sound of the brass septet. In music for voice and piano, Septura explores a great transatlantic relationship between Maurice Ravel and George Gershwin, whom despite their vastly contrasting musical worlds of French impressionism and American jazz, developed a deep mutual respect for each other. Septura will open the concert with Ravel’s Mother Goose, charting a course from Debussy's Preludes and moving on to Gershwin’s Songbook. They will perform Gershwin’s Three Piano Preludes and close with An American in Paris, especially arranged for brass and solo car-horns.

Update:  Septura will be playing Debussy's Preludes instead of Faure Melodies as printed earlier.

Program Repertoire

Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)  – Mother Goose (arr. Matthew Knight)

             i. The Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty
            ii. Tom Thumb
            iii. Little Ugly Girl, Empress of the Pagodas 
            iv. Beauty and the Beast
            v. The Fairy Garden


Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)Préludes (arr. Simon Cox)

             i. Des pas sur la neige
            ii. La fille aux cheveux de lin
            iii. Minstrels
            iv. Général Lavine
            v. Bruyères
            vi. La Cathédrale engloutie


George Gershwin (1898 – 1937) – Three Preludes (arr. Matthew Knight)

             i. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
            ii. Andante con moto
            iii. Agitato

George Gershwin – Songbook (arr. Simon Cox & Matthew Knight)

George Gershwin – An American in Paris (arr. Simon Cox & Matthew Knight)

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