Heave-Ho Productions

Music in the Time of Absinthe: The Bohemian Mind of the Young Debussy

Saturday 24 March 2018
Community Music Center @ 7:30 pm
Free — with reception following
Concert pre-talk by Paul Roberts


PROGRAM

Claude DEBUSSY
Prélude à “L’aprés-midi d’un faune”
(Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”) (France – 1892-4)
piano four hands transcription by Maurice RAVEL
piano duo

Linda WOODY
Absinthe Minded (USA – 2018) *
flute, viola & harp

Claude DEBUSSY
Arabesque No. 1 (France – 1890-91)
saxophone quartet

Claude DEBUSSY
String Quartet Opus 10 (France – 1893)
II. Assez vif et bien rythmé
III. Andantino, doucement expressif
saxophone quartet

Jennifer WRIGHT
Relatively Minor Infractions (USA – 2018) *
baritone saxophone & dual amplified harpsichords

Traditional Javanese Gamelan pieces
Repertoire in the style of the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle – to be announced
gamelan orchestra

Jennifer WRIGHT
Flora, Fauna, Humans, Gods (USA – 2018) *
gamelan orchestra & modified toy piano


* World Premiere


CAST

The Quadrophonnes saxophone quartet:
Chelsea Luker – soprano/alto sax
Mary-Sue Tobin – alto/soprano sax
Michelle Medler – tenor sax
Mieke Bruggeman – baritone sax

Venerable Showers of Beauty Gamelan Orchestra:
Director – Mindy Johnston

Paul Roberts – piano

Jennifer Wright – piano, harpsichord, toy piano
Dr. Evan C. Paul, harpsichord
Patrick McCulley – baritone saxophone

Michelle Medler – flute
Sharon Eng – viola
Kate Petak – harp


Major support for “Absinthe” generously provided by RACC

Jennifer Wright – graphic design (Absinthe posters & programs)
Linda Woody & Jennifer Wright – props & sets
Exuberance Catering – reception
Connelly Woody – usher