French Piano Recital

In the heart of Auckland the 21 June 2021




Alliance Francaise Auckland is proud to present
"The magic of French music" in the heart of Auckland

with Artist Jason Bae to perform
Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Fauré, and Francis Poulenc, famous french piano composers.
Let's celebrate Music Day*
with French wine and cheese beforehand at
St Matthew-in-the-City Church
.


Programme
6:30 PM - Greeting - Cocktail wine & cheese

7:00 PM – 7:40 PM

Pavane pour une infante défunte, M.19  . . . . . . . . . .Maurice Ravel
Sonatine, M. 40  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maurice Ravel
Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maurice Ravel

7:40 PM
- Intermission

8:00 PM – 8:40 PM
Ballade Op.19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gabriel Fauré
Les soirées de Nazelles, FP 84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Francis Poulenc

Regular $55
AFA Members & Learners $45
Students (School/University ID requiered) $25
Wine and cheese beforehand
Limited seats!

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Jason Bae
is a classical concert pianist/conductor Steinway Artist  born in South Korea and resided in Europe for past 7 years before coming to New Zealand to teach piano as “Artist Teacher” at the University of Auckland last year. France is very special country for him personally as he is so grateful to have had an unforgettable experience of his time in France working with Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France at Maison de la Radio as an assistant conductor to his mentor, maestro Jukka-Pekka Saraste in 2019. He has a great relationship with renowned pianist and professor, Tamas Vesmas at Scholar Cantonum in Paris. 

The composers Jason will interpret :

Maurice Ravel, in full Joseph-Maurice Ravel, (born March 7, 1875, Ciboure, France—died December 28, 1937, Paris), French composer of Swiss-Basque descent, noted for his musical craftsmanship and perfection of form and style in such works as Boléro (1928), Pavane pour une infante défunte (1899; Pavane for a Dead)


Francis Poulenc, (born Jan. 7, 1899, Paris, France—died Jan. 30, 1963, Paris), composer who made an important contribution to French music in the decades after World War I and whose songs are considered among the best composed during the 20th century. Among the best-known are the piano suite Trois mouvements perpétuels (1919), the ballet Les biches (1923), the Concert champêtre (1928) for harpsichord and orchestra, the Organ Concerto (1938), the opera Dialogues des Carmélites (1957), and the Gloria (1959) for soprano, choir and orchestra.

Gabriel Urbain Fauré  (born May 12, 1845, Pamier France –  died Nov. 4 1924, Paris) was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers. Among his best-known works are his Pavane, Requiem, Sicilienne, nocturnes for piano and the songs "Après un rêve" and "Clair de lune".


*Why 21
st of June is the music day in France
It was first imagined in 1976 by the American musician Joel Cohen, who was then working for France Musique.
He wanted the music groups to play on the evening of June 21, the day of the northern summer. Cohen's project was carried out on June 21, 1976 in western Paris and in Toulouse.
In a report devoted to the origin of the Festival, broadcast by French-speaking Swiss television on June 21, 2015, Jack Lang thanked Joel Cohen for his idea.


Music day in France represents 18,000 concerts in the all country, 5 millions musicians or singers 10 millions of spectators.
97% French know about fête de la musique and now you know too :-) 

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