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Ensemble Calliopée | “Les États-Unis, Terre d’accueil” #3

This concert marks the beginning of the second year of Ensemble Calliopée‘s artistic residency at the Fondation des États-Unis. In this program, Ensemble Calliopée continues to explore the mutual influences and cultural exchanges that have resulted from the migration of many musicians and composers between the “New World” and the “Old Continent”, and the United States’ history of welcoming artists. This project, which also includes several outreach events in Parisian hospitals, is supported by the Mairie de Paris. Karine Lethiec, violist and artistic director of Ensemble Calliopée, is working on these special programs with Harriet Hale Woolley scholars Elias Rodriguez, Sergio Herrera and Andrew Briggs, who are in residence at the FEU this year. The second concert of the season will take place on April 11, 2019 with the participation of the three Harriet Hale Woolley scholars.

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The Musicians

Karine Lethiec, viola, Artistic Director and presentations
Christophe Giovaninetti, violin
Florent Audibert, cello
Camille Lebréquier, horn
Frédéric Lagarde, piano
Elias Rodriguez, clarinet (Fondation des États-Unis resident and Harriet Hale Woolley scholar 2018-2019)

The Program

Louis GRUENBERG (1884-1964) – From Belarus to Beverly Hills Jazettes for violin and piano (1926)

Thomas DEMENGA (né en 1954) – A Swissman in New York New York Honk for cello and piano (1987)

Sergueï RACHMANINOV – From Saint-Petersburg to the USA Prélude en sol dièse mineur op.32 n°12 for piano (1910) Vocalise for alto (1912) Étude-tableau op.39 n°5 for piano (1916-17)

Ernst von DOHNÁNYI (1877-1960) – A Hungarian in Florida Sextuor pour violon, alto, violoncelle, clarinette, cor et piano op. 37 (1935)

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