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About this Piece

John Novacek and I are thrilled to bring this program to you.

In choosing the repertoire, we wanted to explore and celebrate the magical sounds and gestures that highlight the period of Expressionism, catapulting us further into the music of the 20th century.

The beloved Debussy Sonata and Szymanowski Myths enchant and transport us to the lush and lavish harmonic fantasy world that points to the sounds of jazz! The Tüür and Stravinsky continue our journey into a more angular and visceral world with sharper edges, delighting us with unexpected surprises of humor and wit, dancing with twists and turns, excitement and passion. It will be our pleasure to perform these works for you.

—Leila Josefowicz