Lecture/Recital: The Brilliance & Tragedy of 20th Century Composer, Fernande Breilh-Decurck (1896-1954) with co-presenter, Chen-Yu Huang, harp, Thursday, June 20, 2019, 9:30AM
Scholarly lecture with a performance of the first movement of Decurck's Concerto for Harp & Orchestra (1944), reintroducing this beautiful concerto to the harp world. This piece was dedicated and written for renowned French harpist, Pierre Jamet.
Dr. Matthew Aubin is the foremost scholar on the French composer Fernande Breilh-Decruck. A champion of the critical role of women in composition, Dr. Aubin is working to promote Decruck’s previously undiscovered music. He has edited and created critical editions of her work now in the process of publication, and has organized performances of Decruck’s music in the United States and abroad. Dr. Aubin has conducted and performing internationally and is currently in his second season as the Music Director of the Jackson (MI) Symphony Orchestra. He has been on the faculties of Washington State University and The Hartt School and served as conductor of educational programs for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
Introduction to the work of Fernande Breilh-Decruck
Sonata in C sharp minor for alto saxophone (1943), III. Fileuse