Frank Cooper Lecture Series—Music and the Arts in France from Impressionism to Early Modernism

May 07, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance

The Frost School of Music and The University of Miami


                  SPRING LECTURE SERIES

                    Music & the Arts in France
      from Impressionism to Early Modernism

                          FRANK COOPER

The young composers, poets & painters of Paris gradually realized the limits imposed by past traditions & sought, unpopularly at first, to discover new means of expression with the potential to exist in the face of the academic. Vividly inspired, contentious personalities felt obliged to champion the new against the established & did so eventually, if controversially, over a period of roughly seventy years.

As arts of revolt, the age’s stunning array of progeny remain among society’s most continually vital & cherished. This series seeks to inculcate understanding, evaluation & enjoyment of the era’s pioneers, their social environment, their entanglements of influence & their created works in the changing but related arts of words, pigments & tones.

Featured will be three major composers: Gabriel Faure, Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel as well as others whose names
(& music) you will delight in knowing. To be considered are the group known as Les Six, the poets Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Mallarmé, the painters Manet, Fantin-Latour, Renoir, Monet, Seurat, Moreau & Braque, the sculptors Rodin & Claudel, the novelists Flaubert, Zola, Stendhal & Proust, & a host of other creative minds drawn to Paris in this overwhelmingly exuberant era.

Available only in a five-part series: $150

Tuesday, May 7, Seeds of Newness
Tuesday, May 14, Growth of the New
Wednesday, May 22, The Blossoming
Tuesday, May 28, The Fruiting
Tuesday, June 4, More Seeds

Lectures are from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sales for the series will close at 12 p.m. on May 6.

At the end of the registration process you will be asked to provide names for all who are in your reservation group to ensure an accurate class roster.

To order by phone, please call 305-284-2400. Ticket fees will apply.


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