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Debussy Weekend

University of Leeds International Concert Series
and Pixels Ensemble present:

A celebration of Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Friday 9-Sunday 11 February 2018
Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

Event 1: Friday 9 February, 1:05pm
Concert: Music for two pianos

Richard Uttley and Ian Buckle (pianos)

Claude Debussy  Six epigraphes antiques, for piano duet
Percy Grainger – Suite “In a Nutshell”, for two pianos
Claude Debussy  En blanc et noir, for two pianos

Admission Free

Event 2: Friday 9 February, 3:00pm
Flute Masterclass with Fiona Fulton

With students from the University School of Music.

Admission Free

Event 3: Saturday 10 February, 3:00pm
Piano Masterclass with Richard Uttley

With students from the University School of Music.

Admission Free

“Support Us” Launch Event: Saturday 10 February, 6:00pm

Your support really matters. Without our audience we couldn’t continue to offer such a varied, professional and exciting series of concerts. To find out how you can become involved and help us to continue to develop our musical and cultural offering, join us for a complimentary glass of wine before this evening’s concert and enjoy the rewards of your generosity.

More information about our “Support Us” programme can be found here.

Admission Free

Event 4: Saturday 10 February, 6:30pm
TalkRobert Orledge

“Claude Debussy and André Caplet: two original minds that worked in perfect harmony”.

Leading Debussy scholar Robert Orledge discusses the work of the two composers, and talks about his own work as a ‘creative musicologist’, completing the unfinished theatrical and other projects of Debussy.

Admission Free

Event 5: Saturday 10 February, 7:30pm
Concert: Jane Irwin and friends

Jane Irwin (voice) Fiona Fulton (flute) Ian Buckle (piano)

Claude Debussy – Syrinx, for flute
Claude Debussy – Chansons de Bilitis, for voice and piano
Claude Debussy/Robert Orledge – Toomai des Éléphants, for piano
Claude Debussy/Robert Orledge – Petite Valse, for piano
André Caplet – Les prières, for voice and piano
Claude Debussy – Prelude à l’après-midi d’un faune, for flute and piano


André Caplet – Écoute, mon cœur, for voice and flute
André Caplet – Green, for voice and piano
Claude Debussy – Ariettes oubliées, for voice and piano
André Caplet – Improvisations, for flute and piano
Claude Debussy – Romance, for voice and piano
André Caplet – Viens, une flûte invisible, for voice, flute and piano

Event 6: Sunday 11 February, 2:00pm
Talk: Julian Rushton

“Crépuscule d’un impressioniste … the last works of Claude Debussy”

Julian Rushton, Professor Emeritus at the University of Leeds, discusses Debussy’s Sonatas within the context of the composer’s late style.

Admission Free

Event 7: Sunday 11 February, 3:00pm
Concert: Pixels Ensemble

Fiona Fulton (flute) Sophie Rosa (violin) Vicci Wardman (viola)
Jonathan Aasgaard (cello) Hugh Webb (harp) Ian Buckle (piano)

Claude Debussy – Sonata for cello and piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Flute Quartet in D, K285
Claude Debussy – Sonata for flute, viola and harp


Jean Françaix – Quintet for flute, harp and string trio
Claude Debussy – Sonata for violin and piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Quartet in G minor, K478


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