Masterworks Series

Ravel & Debussy

November 10-12, 2023

Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Friday & Saturday at 8 PM
Sunday at 3 PM

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New Subscriptions available June 5, 2023


Ruo Folk Songs for Orchestra
Spivakovsky Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra
Debussy Prélude à ”L’après-midi d’un faune” (Afternoon of a Faun)
Ravel Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)


Carolyn Kuan conductor
Harmonica soloist to be announced


Folk songs tell the story of life, community, and tradition. Experience the lush, fantastic musical language from Ravel and Debussy while being introduced to the playful and creative works of Ruo and Spivakovsky all in the spirit of folk songs. Folk Songs for Orchestra, according to the composer, drew inspiration “from the Chinese ancient and folk music, Western avant-garde, rock, and jazz.” Spivakovsky’s Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra presents the harmonica in a way you have never experienced before. The “French Connection” rounds out the program with Debussy’s symphonic poem, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and Ravel’s Mother Goose.


Attend the FREE pre-concert talk with Maestro Kuan or special guest one hour before the concert!

Bring your smartphone to access our digital Playbill- don’t forget to silence it!

Grab a drink or bite from one of our convenient bar/café locations, and feel free to bring to your seat.

Applaud when you like what you hear – don’t worry about the “right” time!

Wear what you want – be comfortable.