Chicago Philharmonic
Scents of Beauty: Debussy, De Falla, Ravel

Conductor Scott Speck
Conductor Scott Speck
Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio
Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio
Illustration for Afternoon of a Faun, 1912
Program illustration for Afternoon of a Faun by Leon Bakst, 1912








Scents of Beauty

April 19, 2015, 7:00p.m.
Pick-Staiger Hall, Evanston

Scott Speck, Conductor
Jorge Federico Osorio, Piano

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
De Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Ravel: Piano Concerto for Left Hand
Debussy: La mer

Program Notes with Sound Clips!

Can you smell it? Spring is in the air as we open our April concert with Debussy’s fragrant Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.  Actress Barbara Robertson will perform a dramatic reading of the poem by Mallarme that inspired Debussy’s famous work.  Next, pianist Jorge Federico Osorio takes our senses on a stimulating walk through Nights in the Gardens of Spain; the perfumes of orange, jacaranda, pomegranate and Valencia rose abound in this aromatic work by Manuel de Falla. Osorio also performs Maurice Ravel’s sensuous and spicy Concerto for the Left Hand. And if you can smell salt and fish, it is only because we are setting off to explore Claude Debussy’s wildly impressionistic picture of the sea, La mer. You’ll be transported by scents, colors and evocative orchestrations to take you far beyond our shores.

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