Ludovic Morlot conductorKaty Smith violinMargarita Balanas cello
Dutilleux Métaboles Saint-Saëns La muse et le poète, Op 132Debussy Ibéria from Images
Alumnus Ludovic Morlot, Conductor Emeritus of the Seattle Symphony, makes his debut appearance with the Academy Symphony Orchestra for an all-French programme. Dutilleux’s Métaboles of 1965 moves away from traditional forms and presents musical ideas that undergo radical transformations in a series of metamorphoses, each highlighting a particular instrumental group.
Advanced Diploma students Katy Smith and Margarita Balanas perform the solo parts in Saint-Saēns’s La muse et le poète for violin, cello and orchestra. The concert closes with the second of Debussy’s ‘images’ for orchestra, infused with Spanish folk music.
Image © Lisa Marie Mazzucco