Vive la France!

PROGRAM 5: Vive la France!

Joyce Yang and the Marin Symphony orchestra performed to standing ovations on both Sunday and Tuesday! We appreciate all of you who were able to experience it.

Thanks to for the sensitive review: Marin Symphony Goes to Sea by Steven Winn.

“…the sum effect of these double (Debussy/Matthews) Préludes was tonic and invigorating. The season ended with a satisfying, multihued reading of La Mer… It’s no small feat to make such a familiar piece seem fresh. It happened twice in Marin, first with those refashioned Préludes and then in a joyous visit to the sea.”

Read the review.

Concert information…

Debussy’s Piano Preludes are miniature masterpieces of tone painting. In an unusual juxtaposition you’ll hear them twice: first in the original piano version and then in ingenious orchestrations by Colin Matthews. Our season finale, the glorious masterpiece, La Mer, evokes the winds, the waves, the sounds and ambience of the sea, with Debussy’s sensuous tonal colors and gorgeous impressionistic harmonies.

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 7:30pm
Pre-concert talks begin one hour prior to each performance (FREE to all ticket holders).

Listen to Alasdair Neale’s preview of the concerts:
Marin Symphony Vive la France! KDFC radio spot.

Debussy/Matthews selected Piano Preludes, side-by-side with Joyce Yang
Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major (Joyce Yang, piano)
Debussy La Mer


Joyce Yang signed CDs in the north lobby on Sunday, May 5, and in the south lobby on Tuesday, May 7. CDs $20, her autograph, priceless!


Concert Sponsors: LVP MARIN REALTORS
Guest Artist Sponsors: Steve and Christina Fox