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La Mer

February 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Echoing the mysteries of the sea, Debussy's La Mer summons the emotional power and psychological depths of wind and waves.

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La Mer


February 9, 2019
8:00 pm
$4.00 – $60.00
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E.J. Thomas Hall
198 Hill Street
Akron,OH44325United States
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Echoing the mysteries of the sea, Debussy summons the emotional power and psychological depths of wind and waves. Composer Stella Sung’s seascape introduces a watery dialogue between marine and human life. And Moby Dick rises again in the haunting music of Bernard Herrmann, Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite composer.

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Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Timothy Culver, tenor
Brian Keith Johnson, baritone

Ravel Une Barque sur l’océan
Herrmann Moby Dick (abridged)
Sung Oceana
featuring recorded songs of marine animals and human-generated sounds
Debussy La Mer

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A (Orchestra Floor Level)$60.00
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D (Grand Tier)$60.00
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B (Orchestra Floor Level)$47.00
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E (Grand Tier)$47.00
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C (Orchestra Floor Level)$37.00
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F (Grand Tier Side)$37.00
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G (Grand Tier Center)$37.00
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H (Grand Tier Rear)$25.00
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Child/Student A/D$30.00
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Child/Student B/E$23.50
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Child/Student C/F/G$18.50
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Parking (Valet)$10.00
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Parking (Regular)$4.00

Did You Know?

Composer Claude Debussy was influenced by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai’s Under the Wave off Kanagawa, leading Debussy to translate into music the sea’s sheer, awesome power in the finale of La Mer. (Source: The NPR Listener’s Encyclopedia of Classical Music)

Debussy’s treatment of the sea as a musical subject is paramount in what many critics and audiences alike consider to be his orchestral magnum opus, La Mer. However, despite the evocative titles of the work’s three movements – From Dawn to Noon on the SeaPlay of the Waves, and Dialogue of the Wind and the Sea – La Mer is an example of the composer’s wish to create atmospheric music, rather than anything conventionally representational. (Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Bernard Herrmann’s first composition for film was Citizen Kane. He then established a partnership with Alfred Hitchcock on a series of films, including VertigoNorth by Northwest and Psycho.

About The Musicians

Oceana will be the third work from composer Stella Sung that we will perform, joining Rockwell Reflections and Lincoln’s Battle.

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