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French Connections

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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March 24
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre
Xavier College, Barkers Road, Kew
Melbourne, VIC Australia
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Zelman Symphony opens its 2018 season with a tribute to Claude Debussy, who passed away exactly a century ago. As well as his iconic Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, we feature works by the contemporaries he influenced – Fauré, Ravel and Stravinsky.

We welcome highly regarded Melbourne pianist Caroline Almonte, a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York and a member of the Sutherland Trio, in Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G.

And the climax of this program will be Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, full of colour and mystery, a fitting tribute to Debussy.

Rick Prakhoff – conductor
Caroline Almonte – piano

Fauré – Pelléas et Mélisande Suite 
Debussy arr Ravel – Sarabande
Ravel – Piano Concerto in G
Debussy – Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Stravinsky – Firebird Suite (1945 version