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  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:00PM — Online
Fantaisie en Français

Fantaisie en Français

Season finale! Principal Flutist James Blanchard plays Faure’s expressive, virtuosic Fantaisie – plus, the Allegro from Mozart’s brilliant “Paris Symphony”

Marianna Martines wrote over 200 works and performed with Mozart; her Sinfonia in C Major opens our season finale with rhythmic vitality and flowing melodies. Written more than a century later, Grieg’s Baroque-inspired Holberg Suite echoes the sparkling, delightful music of an earlier time. Principal Flutist James Blanchard is featured as soloist in Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits and Faure’s expressive, virtuosic Fantaisie. The “Dean of African-American Composers,” William Grant Still’s Tamborito and Cumbia y Congo from his Danzas de Panama were inspired by the vibrant, percussive musical influences of African slaves in Panama. The concert concludes with the Allegro from Mozart’s brilliant, thrilling “Paris Symphony.”

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  • MARTINES Music from Sinfonia in C Major
  • GLUCK Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo and Euridice Listen
  • GRIEG Music from Holberg Suite Listen
  • FAURE Fantaisie Listen
  • STILL “Tamborito” and “Cumbia y Congo” from Danzas de Panama Listen
  • MOZART “Allegro” from Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 297 (“Paris Symphony”) Listen


  • Joseph Giunta Conductor Bio
  • James Blanchard Principal Flute Bio

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Dinner and a Show

Want to enhance your experience? Join us for dinner and a show! We’re partnering with local restaurants throughout the Symphony season to pair a custom multi-course dinner box with each concert. At our May concert, Aposto Restaurant will be creating a custom food + wine pairing.

First: Country pork terrine - chicory, mustard vinaigrette, cherries, croutons
Main: Wild onion ravioli - onion & ricotta, mushroom brodo
Dessert: Vanilla panna cotta - balsamic strawberries, pistachios, mint

Red Wine: A Posto Barbera
White Wine: Ercole Monferrato Bianca