The Sounds of Nature
Landcraft Garden Foundation
4342 Grand Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952
Friday, June 10th, 2022, at 5:00pm
Rain date is scheduled for June 11th at 5:00pm
Ginevra Petrucci, flute
Matthew Cohen, viola
Ruth Bennett, harp
Claude Debussy Sonata for flute, viola, and harp.
Pastorale. Lento, dolce rubato
Interlude. Tempo di minuetto
Final. Allegro moderato ma risoluto
Arnold Bax Elegiac Trio for flute, viola, and harp.
Francois Devienne Duo for flute and viola
Maurice Ravel Sonatine (arr. for flute, viola, and harp.)
“I wanted music to have a liberty it contains within it perhaps more than any other art, not being limited to a more or less exact reproduction of Nature but possessing mysterious correspondences between Nature and the Imagination.” Claude Debussy
General audience: $ 85
Members of Rites of Spring and Members of Landcraft Garden: $ 60
Children Under 16 FREE
We invite the audience to arrive at 4:00pm to visit the garden and enjoy the beauty of the natural landscape. The concert is a 5:00pm outdoors. A light refreshment immediately after the concert will be offered to all concert attendees.
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Huntington Arts Council.
In collaboration with Landcraft Garden Foundation.
Most of the French composer's music evokes the natural world in some form, and his critical writings and personal correspondence argue passionately for a symbiosis between music and nature. Debussy’s music was often inspired by nature. He was able to hear music progressions in the swell of the ocean, or the natural movement of clouds in the sky.
This program presents the masterpiece Sonata for flute, viola, and harp with other music works by French composers Maurice Ravel and Francois Devienne. Written six months after Debussy's Trio for Flute, Viola, and Harp, the Elegiac Trio written by the English composer Arnold Bax it's another great addition to the repertoire of that instrumentation.