Born in the Renaissance, Fantasy is a free music form that empowers the performer's creativity in interpretation. This concert presents Fantasies from various cultures and periods, from Japan to Germany, France to Hungary, with a world premiere finale that blends Arabic and Brazilian styles.

Program: Gabriel Fauré: Fantaisie, Opus 79

Albert Franz Doppler: Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy, Opus 26

François Borne: Carmen Fantasy (on themes from the opera by Georges Bizet)

Carl Reinecke: Sonata “Undine”, Opus 167

Edmundo Sakura Villani-Côrtes: Fantasy (2003); Villani in the Village (12/31/2005); and Arabian Shifting Sands (World Premiere)

  • Celina Charlier, Flutist; Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music Performance, NYUAD
  • Eshantha Peiris, Pianist

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