From the graceful reverie of a faun to the lumbering waltz of an elephant, the French flair for musical imagery pervades Debussy’s dream-like Prélude à l’après–midi d’un faune and Saint-Saëns’ cavalcade of comical creatures, The Carnival of the Animals. Featuring Poulenc’s Concert champêtre for harpsichord and orchestra and VAM’s Mary Buckerfield White Choral program in works by Gabriel Fauré.
Camille Saint-Saëns, Le carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of the Animals)
Claude Debussy, Prélude à l’après–midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun)
Francis Poulenc, Concert champêtre (Pastoral Concerto) for harpsichord and orchestra
Gabriel Fauré, Pavane
Gabriel Fauré, Cantique de Jean Racine
1:30pm: pre-concert performance by VAM Choirs
2:00pm: concert start time
Cover image: Copilot Design
Online tickets are available until 12:00pm noon on Friday, May 4. After this point tickets will be available at the door for cash or cheque, subject to availability. The Box Office will open at 1:00pm on Sunday, May 6.
Repertoire selections may be subject to change without notice.
Tickets are non-refundable.
VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by RBC Foundation & The R and J Stern Family Foundation.