October 14 & 15, 2017: “LES SIX – FRENCH REBELLIONS”

“LES SIX – FRENCH REBELLIONS”

for flute, oboe, English horn, and piano

“Les Six” (French for ‘the six’)  was a group of now- famous young French composer-friends, involved together in various musical and artistic endeavors around 1920.

They were quite varied in their individual musical pursuits and styles, but are connected in the overall French art culture of their time and place. Their music is generally regarded as a rebellious reaction to the imposing style of Richard Wagner, and the impressionism of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.

MUSIC BY:

Georges Auric – Louis Durey – Arthur Honegger

Darius Milhaud – Francis Poulenc – Germaine Tailleferre (the one woman in the group)


PERFORMED BY:
Elivi Varga – Flute
Meghan Woodard, oboe and English Horn
Katarzyna Marzec-Salwinski, Piano
Rollin Wilber, Piano