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First Monday at Jordan Hall
Boston, Massachusetts
Monday, 7 November 2016 - 7:30 PM
First Mondays at Jordan Hall are brilliant with music, performed by some of the world’s best chamber musicians. First Mondays are fresh and full of imaginative pairings of well-loved classics and new work. They’re in Jordan Hall, one of the finest places on the planet to hear music of this caliber. Oh, and First Mondays are free.

Let’s face it, not every Monday is this good. Join us!

For its 32nd season, Artistic Director Laurence Lesser is programming works highlighting special themes and 100th-year birthdays and anniversaries. Concerts will be played by NEC faculty and alumni, joined by special guests. They are fresh and imaginative pairings of well-loved classics and less familiar works and presented in Jordan Hall, revered as one of the greatest acoustical spaces in the world.

This second concert in the First Monday series, on November 7, 2016, is titled “French Music – 100th Anniversaries” and will be of great historical significance. It includes Claude Debussy’s Trio for flute, viola and harp— written in 1916 and given its first performance in Jordan Hall exactly 100 years prior to the date of this evening’s performance. Performing it will be “Tre Voci” (Marina Piccinini, flute; Sivan Magen, harp; Kim Kashkashian, viola).

The score for this piece was meticulously compared, contrasted, and corrected against Debussy’s autograph manuscript by NEC alumnus Boston harpist, Carl Swanson. Swanson found more than 100 discrepancies between these two sources. His new edition, incorporating his discoveries, has recently been published by Carl Fischer.

On this same evening, The Parkers will perform the great string quartet of Henri Dutilleux, honoring the 100th year of his birth. Dutilleux’s works have a refinement of sonorities clearly influenced by the works of Debussy.

Compositions by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Francis Poulenc will also be presented.

Prior to tonight's concert, harpist Carl Swanson will give a short talk in the Keller Room, from 6:30-7pm, regarding his work with Debussy's manuscript.
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Dutilleux: Quartet for Strings "Ainsi la nuit"
Ainsi la nuit
Nocturne
Parenthèse I
Miroir d'espace
Parenthèse II
Litanies
Parenthèse III
Litanies II
Parenthèse IV
Constellations
Nocturne II
Temps suspendu
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