Published on June 16th, 2014 | by Maiwenn Regnault0
Alliance Francaise Launches Silicon Valley First French Classical Music Festival
At the end of the week – on June 20-21 – at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, the Alliance Française of Silicon Valley will gather 24 outstanding local musicians to honor French classical composers for the first Festival of French Classical Music.
Directed by husband-and-wife, conductor Mark Starr and flutist Isabelle Chapuis, the Festival will highlight 8 famous French composers: Charles-Valentin Alkan, Ernest Chausson, Gabriel Faure, Andre Jolivet, Darius Milhaud, Edith Piaf, Francis Poulenc and Maurice Ravel.
The first part of the program, ‘Une Soiree Parisienne’, will be performed by the Ensemble San Francisco on Friday, June 20th.
The next evening, on June 21st, ‘Musique de Chambre Virtuose’ directed by Mark Starr, will be performed by several soloists including famous pianist Gwendolyn Mok and Stephen Waarts. The young virtuoso violinist recently won the First Prize of the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition.
Ticket prices are from $20 to $50 for one night, and from $60 to $90 for both nights.