Prairie Performances

April in Paris

The Eiffel Tower at night. Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower at night in Paris, France. By Sergey Ashmarin. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday night at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9, features familiar French favorites in this light and uplifting concert with the Illinois Symphony. Chabrier's "Habanera" will fascinate with its shifting rhythms and melodies, Faure's beguiling and ethereal "Pavane;” the romance and magic of Debussy's "Clair de lune"; Ravel's homage to French musicians with "Le Tombeau de Couperin"; and Mozart's classical essay for a Parisian audience, the Symphony NO. 31 (Paris).

“April in Paris” (3/31/2017)

Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Aram Demirjian, conductor

Emmanuel Chabrier | Habanera

Gabriel Faure | Pavane, Op 50

Maurice Ravel | Le Tombeau de Couperin, Suite for Orchestra

Claude Debussy | Clair de lune from Suite Bergamasque

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Symphony No. 31 in D “Paris”