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Jean-Yves Thibaudet

French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s musical career traces for than thirty years during which the musician has played in multiple countries, and has recorded over 50 albums, all ranging from solo camber, and orchestral repertoire — from Beethoven through Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, and Saint-Saëns; to Ravel, Khachutaurian and Gershwin.

This beautifully pieced together program is the result of the delicate work of Scottish composer, James MacMillan who has built a concerto/tone poem on the Catholic ritual practice of the Rosary specifically for Thibaudet. To draw this spectacle to a close French conductor Stéphane Denève will perform two works from his home country: a work composed for Maurice Maeterlinck’s tragic Symbolist play, Pelléas et Mélisande. The second will be Debussy’s symphonic poem, a gently moving portrait of the sea, harkening back to French Impressionism of the nineteenth century.