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French Impressions

Friday, August 14, 2020, 6:30 PM MDT

Online broadcast at svmusicfestival.org

Alasdair Neale, Music Director

Note: this concert broadcast is no longer available to watch, but information such as repertoire and program notes are still available below. All 2020 Summer Season concert broadcasts were available for viewing live during the scheduled concert date and time only (not on demand).


Syrinx for Flute

Linda Lukas, Flute



String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

Animé et très décidé
Assez vif et bien rythmé
Andantino, doucement expressif
Très modéré–En animant peu à peu–Très mouvementé et avec passion

Edgar M. Bronfman String Quartet
Polina Sedukh, Violin
Alicia Yang, Violin
David Gaudry, Viola
Amos Yang, Cello

French Impressions program notes

Syrinx was originally entitled La Flûte de Pan, composed by Debussy to serve as a musical addition to Gabriel Mourey’s 1913 play, Psyché. The Greek god, Pan, and the nymphs of Arcadia, including Syrinx, are the play’s subject. In the Pan mythology, Syrinx turns herself into reeds in order to escape Pan’s amorous pursuits. When Pan hears the tones of the reeds produced by the blowing wind, he is so taken that he forms the reeds into his Pan flute, which becomes his calling card. ...

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2020 digital program book

Printed programs are available on concert days from 5-8 PM at the Festival Store at the Sun Valley Pavilion, or outside the Festival office at 120 2nd, Ave. North, Ketchum.


Online broadcast at svmusicfestival.org