Join us for this imaginative and varied performance by Les Amis de Vinteuil, an ensemble composed of gifted pianists Anne-Lise Gastaldi and David Saudubray and actor and theatre educator Camille Devernantes. Based on Gastaldi and Saudubray’s 2015 record L’Oreille de Proust (The Ear of Proust), the performance will feature four-hand piano arrangements typical of 19th-century French salons interwoven with excerpts from the author Marcel Proust's works, reflecting the musical tastes of an influential creative milieu.

L’Oreille de Proust weaves together themes in the author’s writings and offers a sense of the music he enjoyed. Music is one of the central themes of In Search of Lost Time, which Proust wrote throughout the First World War. L’Oreille de Proust is a unique and thoughtful tribute to Marcel Proust and is presented in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I as an ally to France.

The concerts will take place in Boston, Worcester, and Providence and will be free and open to the public. The concert in Boston will take place at the Boston Athenæum on May 1 at 6PM. On May 2, the Providence Art Club at 11 Thomas Street, Providence, Rhode Island will hold the concert at 7:30PM, and on May 3 the concert will be held at 7PM at Brooks Hall at The College of the Holy Cross1 College Street, Worcester, Massachusetts. 

 

Program:
 
Part 1
Divertissement à la hongroise, Franz Schubert
 
Part 2
Les Plaisirs et les jours: “Eloge de la mauvaise musique” (Pleasures and Days: “In Praise of Bad Music”)
Souvenir de Bayreuth, Gabriel Fauré and André Messager
 
Part 3
Le Temps retrouvé: “Lettre de Gilberte au narrateur sur la guerre” (Finding Time Again: “Gilberte’s Letter to the Narrator About War”)
Pastoral Symphony, No. 6, Ludwig van Beethoven
 
Part 4
La Prisonnière: “Les cris de Paris” (The Prisoner: “The Cries of Paris”)
Six épigraphes antiques, Claude Debussy
 
Part 5
Sodome et Gomorrhe: “Madame de Cambremer et sa belle-fille” (Sodom and Gomorrah: “Mrs. Cambremer and Her Daughter-In-Law”)
Dolly Suite, Op. 56, Gabriel Fauré
 
Part 6
Du côté de chez Swann: “A propos d’Odette” (Swann’s Way: “About Odette”)
Medley of music from Carmen, Georges Bizet
 
Part 7
Du côté de chez Swann: “Texte sur la madeleine” (Swann’s Way: “Text on the Madeleine”)
Divertissement à la hongroise (reprise), Franz Schubert
 
Part 8
Le Temps retrouvé: “Pendant la permission de Saint-Loup” (Finding Time Again: “Saint-Loup’s Leave”)
Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky
 
About the artists:


Pianist  Anne-Lise Gastaldi has won international prizes at the Viotti-Valesia Competition and ARD Munich Competition. She and David Saudubray form a duet for piano four-hands. Anne-Lise Gastaldi conceives and performs in programs that combine music and the other arts -- for example, recording with the actor Michael Lonsdale and the program L’Oreille de Proust. Her passion for Proust led her and Pierre Ivanoff in 2012 to found the biennial Journées Musicales Marcel Proust (JMMP). The 2018 JMMP theme will be Proust and Painters.

Pianist David Saudubray has played at renowned festivals such as Auvers sur Oise, Nohant Chopin Festival, Pianofolies in Le Touquet, and Nancyphonies. From 2008 to 2010, he recorded music for France 2’s acclaimed series Au siècle du Maupassant (Maupassant’s Century). He has been the opera coach for Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen at Opéra Bordeaux and Opéra Bastille. He won prizes for piano, chamber music, and harmony at CNSMD and in international competitions.

Actor Camille Devernantes’s important responsibilities with France’s Ministry of National Education and his work in theater education at various festivals and schools led him to form the theater company La Musaraigne. There he has acted in or written over twenty pieces for the stage in both classical and contemporary repertoire. He has appeared in various shows devoted to stage readings of Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu and the great French novelist’s other writings: among thoses shows is L’Oreille de Proust.


This concert series was made possible thanks to the Consulate of France in Boston, the French Culutral Center, the Boston Athenaeum, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Alliance Française of Providence, the Providence Athenaeum, The College of the Holy Cross Music Department, James Connelly, James Dolan, Christopher Leich, Pierre Sorel and Professor of Humanities Maurice A. Géracht.
It is supported by the Mission du Centenaire 14-18 and endorsed by the U.S World War One Centennial Commission.
Boston Athenaeum, Providence Art Club and Holy Cross College New England

L'Oreille de Proust Concert this May!

When
May 1st at 6PM, May 2nd at 7:30PM, and May 3rd, 2017 at 7PM
Where
Boston Athenaeum, Providence Art Club and Holy Cross College
New England

Join us for this imaginative and varied performance by Les Amis de Vinteuil, an ensemble composed of gifted pianists Anne-Lise Gastaldi and David Saudubray and actor and theatre educator Camille Devernantes. Based on Gastaldi and Saudubray’s 2015 record L’Oreille de Proust (The Ear of Proust), the performance will feature four-hand piano arrangements typical of 19th-century French salons interwoven with excerpts from the author Marcel Proust's works, reflecting the musical tastes of an influential creative milieu.

L’Oreille de Proust weaves together themes in the author’s writings and offers a sense of the music he enjoyed. Music is one of the central themes of In Search of Lost Time, which Proust wrote throughout the First World War. L’Oreille de Proust is a unique and thoughtful tribute to Marcel Proust and is presented in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I as an ally to France.

The concerts will take place in Boston, Worcester, and Providence and will be free and open to the public. The concert in Boston will take place at the Boston Athenæum on May 1 at 6PM. On May 2, the Providence Art Club at 11 Thomas Street, Providence, Rhode Island will hold the concert at 7:30PM, and on May 3 the concert will be held at 7PM at Brooks Hall at The College of the Holy Cross1 College Street, Worcester, Massachusetts. 

 

Program:

 
Part 1
Divertissement à la hongroise, Franz Schubert
 
Part 2
Les Plaisirs et les jours: “Eloge de la mauvaise musique” (Pleasures and Days: “In Praise of Bad Music”)
Souvenir de Bayreuth, Gabriel Fauré and André Messager
 
Part 3
Le Temps retrouvé: “Lettre de Gilberte au narrateur sur la guerre” (Finding Time Again: “Gilberte’s Letter to the Narrator About War”)
Pastoral Symphony, No. 6, Ludwig van Beethoven
 
Part 4
La Prisonnière: “Les cris de Paris” (The Prisoner: “The Cries of Paris”)
Six épigraphes antiques, Claude Debussy
 
Part 5
Sodome et Gomorrhe: “Madame de Cambremer et sa belle-fille” (Sodom and Gomorrah: “Mrs. Cambremer and Her Daughter-In-Law”)
Dolly Suite, Op. 56, Gabriel Fauré
 
Part 6
Du côté de chez Swann: “A propos d’Odette” (Swann’s Way: “About Odette”)
Medley of music from Carmen, Georges Bizet
 
Part 7
Du côté de chez Swann: “Texte sur la madeleine” (Swann’s Way: “Text on the Madeleine”)
Divertissement à la hongroise (reprise), Franz Schubert
 
Part 8
Le Temps retrouvé: “Pendant la permission de Saint-Loup” (Finding Time Again: “Saint-Loup’s Leave”)
Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky

 


About the artists:


Pianist  Anne-Lise Gastaldi has won international prizes at the Viotti-Valesia Competition and ARD Munich Competition. She and David Saudubray form a duet for piano four-hands. Anne-Lise Gastaldi conceives and performs in programs that combine music and the other arts -- for example, recording with the actor Michael Lonsdale and the program L’Oreille de Proust. Her passion for Proust led her and Pierre Ivanoff in 2012 to found the biennial Journées Musicales Marcel Proust (JMMP). The 2018 JMMP theme will be Proust and Painters.

Pianist David Saudubray has played at renowned festivals such as Auvers sur Oise, Nohant Chopin Festival, Pianofolies in Le Touquet, and Nancyphonies. From 2008 to 2010, he recorded music for France 2’s acclaimed series Au siècle du Maupassant (Maupassant’s Century). He has been the opera coach for Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen at Opéra Bordeaux and Opéra Bastille. He won prizes for piano, chamber music, and harmony at CNSMD and in international competitions.

Actor Camille Devernantes’s important responsibilities with France’s Ministry of National Education and his work in theater education at various festivals and schools led him to form the theater company La Musaraigne. There he has acted in or written over twenty pieces for the stage in both classical and contemporary repertoire. He has appeared in various shows devoted to stage readings of Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu and the great French novelist’s other writings: among thoses shows is L’Oreille de Proust.


This concert series was made possible thanks to the Consulate of France in Boston, the French Culutral Center, the Boston Athenaeum, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Alliance Française of Providence, the Providence Athenaeum, The College of the Holy Cross Music Department, James Connelly, James Dolan, Christopher Leich, Pierre Sorel and Professor of Humanities Maurice A. Géracht.

It is supported by the Mission du Centenaire 14-18 and endorsed by the U.S World War One Centennial Commission.

 

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