Nikki Einfeld, soprano (photo by Vivian Sachs)

Nikki Einfeld, soprano (photo by Vivian Sachs)

Claude Debussy
Chansons de Bilitis

Aaron Copland
selections from Songs of Emily Dickinson

Kurt Rohde
power is everywhere (2016-17) an observed distraction for soprano and small ensemble on texts of Michel Foucault WORLD PREMIERE

Maurice Ravel
Chansons madécasses 

with other works for voice, flute, cello and piano by Henri Dutilleux, Ned Rorem and André Caplet

French music stands apart - distinctively
sophisticated, refined, brutal and ravishing.


In this program of music for soprano, flute, cello and piano, listen and consider the question: “What defines the French sound?”

According to American composer Ned Rorem, “..the solar system is torn between two aesthetics: French and German...Blue is French. Red is German. Yes is French. No is German.” Rorem believed he and Aaron Copland belonged in the French category.

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Doors open an hour before concerts. Open seating. 


SF Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street, San Francisco
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 7:30PM

Berkeley Piano Club
2724 Haste St, Berkeley
Thursday, June 1, 2017 7:30PM  

photo credit (banner): Henri Cartier-Bresson