Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
Éveline Grégoire-Rousseau, harp
Comédien narrateur – Pierre Lebeau
- Debussy – Danse sacrée et danse profane for harp and strings
- Ravel – Introduction et allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and strings
- Caplet – The Masque of the Red Death by Poe, for harp and strings
The harp, an instrument steeped in mystery, dates back to Egypt in the time of the pharaohs. Its entrancing sound made it an instrument of predilection for impressionists. Debussy highlights its dual – sacred and profane – facets, while Ravel uses it to weave a spell. Not to be outdone, Caplet sends a shudder through audiences with his masterful narration of the celebrated gothic tale by Edgar Allan Poe.