Season Opening Concert Daphnis et Chloé

Season Opening Concert Daphnis et Chloé

2020-09-19 Sat 19:30National Concert Hall500 800 1200 1600 2000Buy
Shao-Chia Lü, conductor
Ray Chen, violin
Yu-Chung John Ku, Wei-Chun Regina Chang, chorus master
Taipei Philharmonic Chorus

Paul Dukas: L'apprenti sorcier
Camille Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No.3
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé

To open the season, Shao-Chia Lü has chosen three works that splendidly show off the orchestra he has guided over the past ten years. First comes a composition that millions of people around the world first came to know through Walt Disney’s animated feature film Fantasia, in which Mickey Mouse assumes the title role in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

French composer Paul Dukas wrote the music to this ancient fable, brilliantly utilizing the orchestra to evoke every detail of the storyline. Another early-twentieth-century Frenchman, Maurice Ravel, set the ancient Greek fable of Daphnis and Chloe as an hour-long ballet score that simply bursts with ravishing, evocative moments and ends with a veritable orgy of sound.

Camille Saint-Saëns’ Third Violin Concerto is one of the mainstays of the romantic violin repertory, music of great lyrical beauty as well as of pyrotechnical displays.