Fort Collins Symphony May 14 Concert: Debussy and Schumann
May 14, 20222206 South Overland Trail, Fort Collins, CO
Intense, Playful & Serene
May 14, 2022
Chen Yi’s intense, high-spirited, and hopeful composition, Ge XU (Antiphony), is a tribute to Southern China’s Zhuang minority people and their celebratory song styles. Claude Debussy accesses playful emotions in Children’s Corner, dedicated to his young daughter and her favorite toys. He turns to an impressionistic sensuality in his tone poem Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Finally, Robert Schumann expresses both the tenacity and serenity of earth’s annual awakening in Symphony No. 1, Spring.