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Friday, October 26, 2012, 8:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall

Part of the 2012-2013 Texas Performing Arts Season

Bernard Labadie, Artistic & Music Director

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music

Celebrated flutist Emmanuel Pahud joins Les Violons du Roy for an extraordinary evening of chamber music.

Widely acclaimed for the exceptional energy, brilliance, and vitality of its performances in the world’s major venues, Les Violons du Roy borrows its name from the renowned string orchestra of the court of the French Kings. The group, which has a core membership of fifteen players, was brought together in 1984 by music director Bernard Labadie and specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra, performed in the stylistic manner most appropriate to each era, using copies of period bows.

Emmanuel Pahud is internationally recognized as one of the greatest flutists of our time. He was one of the youngest principal players at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra when he was appointed in 1992. His innate musicality and extraordinary technique have made him greatly in demand as a chamber musician, and in this context he has collaborated with most of the world’s top soloists. His regular recital partners include Eric Le Sage, Hélène Grimaud, Yefim Bronfman, and jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson.

“This ensemble of 15 from Quebec City delivered a sterling demonstration of period instrument panache. The whole program had an infectious energy. And, for all of the obvious discipline and fine-honing in the execution, there was an air of spontaneity, too.” BALTIMORE SUN

“Emmanuel Pahud is poised to become the world’s premiere flutist.”

Chamber Music Master Class
• Friday 10/26/12
• 2:00 pm
• Bates Recital Hall
Hosted by Professor Kristin Wolfe-Jensen

Pre-Performance Lecture
• Friday 10/26/12
• 7:00 pm
• Bass Concert Hall Lobby
Dr. Guido Olivieri, Butler School of Music, focuses his interests on the influence of social, cultural, and political contexts on the circulation of music and musicians in eighteenth-century Europe. He has also taught courses on performance practice and on music of the Baroque and Classical eras.

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