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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