Joined by Grammy Award-winning Parker String Quartet, American Gamelan Institute Director Jody Diamond, Bucknell Artist-in-Residence I Gusti Nyoman Darta, and guest scholars, Bucknell celebrates the life and music of French composer Claude Debussy 100 years after his death.
Through three curated concerts, lectures, and workshops, faculty and students of the Department of Music, Art & Art History, French & Francophone Studies, explore Debussy’s world from unique perspectives. The community is invited to listen, learn and discover as the University explores this musical giant and his legacy.
The complete schedule of events follows:
SUNDAY, MARCH 25
“Debussy Encounters Gamelan”
2-3:30 p.m. in the Weis Center for Performing Arts
Bucknell University Gamelan & guests will perform. There will be a pre-concert talk at 1 p.m. with Jody Diamond, Nancy Rao, and I Gusti Nyoman Darta.
MONDAY, MARCH 26
12 noon-1:30 p.m. in Bertrand Library Traditional Reading Room (BERT 213)
Dr. Tim Cochran, “Adapting Debussy in Ballet, Film, and Media”
Dr. Nancy Rao, “Debussy’s Sonic Space and Contemporary Chinese Music”
Lunch will be provided.
MASTERCLASS WITH THE PARKER QUARTET
4-6 p.m. in Rooke Recital Hall (Weis Music Building)
Student chamber groups work with the acclaimed Parker Quartet.
“Debussy the Virtuoso”
7:30-8:30 p.m. in Rooke Recital Hall
Qing Jiang will perform on the piano. Following Concert II, there will be a discussion with Eddy Lopez, Bethany Collier and Jiang.
TUESDAY, MARCH 27
“Poetry in Debussy Songs”
12 noon-12:50 p.m. in Bucknell Hall
A discussion of French Poetry and Debussy songs with students from the Department of Music and the French & Francophone Studies Program.
“Debussy in Chamber Music”
7:30-9:30 p.m. in Rooke Recital Hall
Performance by the Parker String Quartet & Bucknell Faculty Artists. There will be a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. with Parker Quartet, Eddy Lopez, and Philippe Dubois.