Landcraft Garden Foundation is delighted to partner with Rites of Spring Artistic Director Paolo Bartolani to bring you an enchanting symbiosis of music and nature. The centerpiece of the evening is Debussy’s Sonata for flute, viola, and harp — with other musical works by French composers Maurice Ravel and Francois Devienne. Also being performed and written six months after Debussy’s sonata with the same instrumentation is English composer Arnold Bax’s the Elegiac Trio. Musicians are Ginevra Petrucci (flute), Matthew Cohen (Viola), and Ruth Bennett (harp).
Most of Debussy’s music evokes the natural world in some form, and his critical writings and personal correspondence argue passionately for a symbiosis between music and nature: “I wanted music to have a liberty it contains within it perhaps more than any other art, not being limited to a more or less exact reproduction of Nature, but possessing mysterious correspondences between nature and the imagination”
We invite our guests to enjoy the garden’s natural beauty before the performance; doors open at 4:00 pm. Concert begins at 5:00 pm. Dress appropriately for the weather. Light refreshments will be serve immediately after the concert.
TICKET COST: $85 Non-Member // $60 Member
DATE: Friday, June 10, 2022
TIME: Doors open at 4:00 pm; Concert begins at 5:00 pm, refreshments to follow.
REGISTRATION: Click Here to Register at Rites of Spring Music Festival
WEATHER: Rain or Shine
SPECIAL NOTES: Bring a sweater or jacket, evening temperatures may be cooler
REFUND POLICY: Contact Rites of Spring Music Festival.