A woman of style and time
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Location : Alliance Française de Melbourne
Date : 30 August 2012 at 7pm.
Alliance Française and ANAM celebrate French Composer, Conductor and Teacher Nadia Boulanger on Thursday 30 August, 7pm at alliance Française.
Join pianist Roy Howat along with ANAM Artistic Director Paul Dean and ANAM musicians as they celebrate one of the great compositional voices of the 20th century, Nadia Boulanger. Her legacy is most strongly felt through the music of those she influenced and guided, a veritable who’s who of the musical world. Be it vibrant compatriot Jean Francaix, American icons Aaron Copland and Elliott Carter, tango maestro Astor Piazzolla, the stylistically diverse Leonard Bernstein, Australia’s
own Peggy Glanville-Hicks, songwriter extraordinaire Burt Bacharach or pop legend Quincy Jones,these remarkable and diverse voices will resonate around AF in a night where each space will take you to a new corner of the musical globe.
Entry Free - bookings essential.
Program to include music by:
Elliot Carter, Jean Françaix, Leonard Bernstein, Quincy Jones, Astor Piazzolla, Aaron Copland and Burt Bacharach
Roy Howat piano
Paul Dean clarinet
NADIA BOULANGER BIOGRAPHY
Born in Paris in 1887, Nadia Boulanger grew up among the musicians of the Paris Conservatory, where her father taught voice. She composed music until 1918, then turned to conducting. In 1937, she was the first woman to conduct the Royal Philharmonic, and broke the gender barrier with almost every other major orchestra. She also taught an entire generation of composers including Aaron Copland.