De Noailles' Bal Masqué
Baritone Tyler Duncan headlines an evening inspired by a 1932 “spectacle-concert” commissioned by arts patrons Vicomte and Vicomtesse de Noailles. In a 21st century reimagining of that event, the program includes two works for voice and an instrumental group: Francis Poulenc's boisterous Le bal masqué, and a new composition by Mark Applebaum, drawing text from poet K. Silem Mohammad's anagrams of Shakespeare sonnets.
Part of a concert series honoring renowned arts patrons from early 20th century Paris.
Tyler Duncan, baritone
James Austin Smith, oboe
Todd Palmer, clarinet
Adrian Morejon, bassoon
Thomas Bergeron, trumpet
Ian Rosenbaum, percussion
Tessa Lark, violin/viola
Jay Campbell, cello
Steven Beck, piano
F. Poulenc: Le bal masqué
Mark Applebaum: Control Freak 2
Mark Applebaum: Aphasia, for hand gestures and tape
Lighting Design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Leadership support for music programming in 2015 provided by the J.C. Flowers Foundation and the Thompson Family Foundation.
BAC is a presenter partner of Composers Now.