Meet Me in Paris

4001 Mt. Vernon
(713) 525-3560
  • Presented By: Axiom Quartet
  • Dates: 2/8/2020
  • Location: University of St. Thomas - Cullen Hall
  • Address: 4001 Mt. Vernon
  • Phone: (713) 525-3560
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free admission
  • Admission: Free admission
  • Area of Town: Montrose
  • Free Admission: Yes
  • overview

    As much as everyone knows and loves the music of Maurice Ravel and Igor Stravinsky, the works of Alexander Tansman remain relatively unknown in the United States. This prolific composer was born in 1897 to a Jewish family in Poland, and even though he later immigrated to France and the United States, he always identified as a Polish composer. His music, tremendously popular in the avant-garde circles of Paris, was appreciated and supported by his friends and mentors: Ravel and Stravinsky, who immediately invited young Tansman into the ranks of “École de Paris”, an organization for foreign-born composers in Paris. Axiom Quartet is proud to present Alexander Tansman’s String Quartet No.6 together with the immensely popular String Quartet by Maurice Ravel, an unmatched icon of the Impressionist style. To complete the picture of music in the bohemian Paris of the early 20th Century, we will close our program with “Three Pieces for String Quartet” by Igor Stravinsky. Come on over and “Meet us in Paris” on February 8 at 5 PM at the University of St. Thomas!

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