The festival presents its first LIVE event with a concert celebrating French music through the ages. Renowned harpsichordists Jory Vinikour and Philippe LeRoy join artistic director Jeffrey LaDeur for this special event, representing the powerful and influential voice of the harpsichord and its impact on piano literature.
This program juxtaposes the charm, innocence, and wisdom of Couperin’s “Les petits âges” and Bach’s luminous Prelude and Fugue in E Major with César Franck’s Prélude, Aria et Final, the latter a direct descendant and proponent of early music synthesized with his own unique harmonic language. After intermission, Jory Vinikour returns to perform two magical works by Jean-Philippe Rameau, a North Star of French music, particularly that of Claude Debussy.
Couperin 7ème Ordre: Les Petits Ages: La Muse Naissante L’Enfantine, L’Adolescente, Les Délices
Bach from Well Tempered Clavier Book II Prelude and Fugue in E Major BWV 878
Franck Prélude, Aria et Final
Rameau Les cyclopes, Gavotte et doubles
Debussy Homage á Rameau, Masques, D’un cahier d’esquisses, L’isle joyeuse
Jory Vinikour, harpsichord
Philippe LeRoy, harpsichord
Jeffrey LaDeur, piano