French Flair

Chamber 4

January 13, 2019Sunday | 4:00 pm | Holley Hall

Tickets from $36 | Holley Hall Seat Layout

With wonderful melodies and a fascinating melange of musical styles, this program of early twentieth-century French music is 'fantastique.'  Milhaud intermingles Baroque elegance with borrowings from jazz and other musical styles. Ravel's work is a miniature concerto for harp, replete with exciting virtuoso writing for the instrument. Fauré said his Piano Quintet has "a deceptive air of spontaneity," full of rapturous lyricism and impressionist textures.

Concessions will be available for purchase in the lobby prior to concert.


MILHAUD Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano

Samantha Bennett, violin; Bharat Chandra, clarinet; Jonathan Spivey, piano

RAVEL Introduction & Allegro

Betsy Traba, flute; Laura Petty, clarinet; Jennifer Takeda, violin; Chung-Yon Hong, violin; Michael McClelland, viola;Christopher Schnell, cello; Katherine Siochi, harp

FAURÉ Piano Quintet in D Minor

Daniel Jordan, violin; Christopher Takeda, violin; Steven Laraia, viola; Natalie Helm, cello; Jonathan Spivey, piano


Paul and Sharon Steinwachs

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