Louis Langrée - Conductor
Kirill Gerstein - Piano
Saint-Saëns - Danse macabre
Franck - The Accursed Huntsman
Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major
Ravel - Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloé
Louis Langrée returns to lead this feast of French favorites, some of them especially attuned to the spooky season! Dukas's The Sorcerer's Apprentice, immortalized in Fantasia, returns on subscription. The Saint-Saëns is delightfully macabre. And Franck's Accursed Huntsman tells the cautionary tale of a hunter who broke the Sabbath, to his eternal regret. Kirill Gerstein (“Flat out fabulous!”—Cleveland Classical) solos in Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major, another European work inspired by American jazz. And that composer's lush, passionate Daphnis and Chloé provides a romantic glow concluding with its famously raucous bacchanal.