Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: Classics Series VIII

Pascal Roge (photo by Nick Granito)This concert from the Charlotte Symphony’s 2012-2013 Classics Series season revels in the lush textures of the French musical impressionists Debussy and Ravel, with contributions from Gabriel Fauré and Erik Satie for good measure. The concert opens with Debussy’s landmark orchestral prelude, then welcomes superstar pianist Pascal Rogé for Ravel’s jazz-age concerto. Rogé then favors the audience with a Satie encore. In the second part of the program, Fauré’s beloved Pavane is followed by Debussy’s symphonic masterpiece. Then the orchestra provides an encore of the same Satie Gymnopédie, but this time in the Debussy orchestration with a different number.

Listen to the entire program: Charlotte Symphony – Classics 8





Billboard and introduction to Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Lauren Rico
Interview with Pascal Roge, pianist - Frank Dominguez





CLAUDE DEBUSSY - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Charlotte Symphony
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor





Introduction to Ravel's Piano Concerto in G - Lauren Rico
Continued interview with Pascal Roge, pianist - Frank Dominguez





MAURICE RAVEL - Piano Concerto in G
Charlotte Symphony
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Pascal Roge, special guest pianist





Introduction to Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1 - Lauren Rico





ERIK SATIE - Gymnopedie No. 1
Pascal Roge, special guest pianist





Introduction to Fauré's Pavane - Lauren Rico
End of interview with Pascal Roge, pianist - Frank Dominguez





GABRIEL FAURE - Pavane
Charlotte Symphony
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor





Introduction to Debussy's La Mer - Lauren Rico





CLAUDE DEBUSSY - La Mer
Charlotte Symphony
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor





Introduction to Satie's Gymnopedie No. 3 - Lauren Rico





ERIK SATIE - Gymnopedie No. 3
Charlotte Symphony
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor





Break and introduction to Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires -
Lauren Rico & Mike McKay





ASTOR PIAZZOLLA - Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Charlotte Symphony
Maximiano Valdes, guest conductor
Elena Urioste, violin soloist





Introduction to Marquez' Danzón No. 2 - Lauren Rico





ARTURO MARQUEZ - Danzón No. 2
Charlotte Symphony
Maximiano Valdes, guest conductor





End of the show - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay