Masterpieces of French Music

The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra puts the spotlight on Masterpieces of French Music with its upcoming March concert performance, featuring the Toronto Choral Society.

French classical music has its roots in the sacred music of the Catholic Church and dates back as far as the 8th century or earlier. By the 19th Century, often called the Romantic Era, French composers like Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy developed a style called Impressionism, which emphasized tone “colours”, using chords purely for their sound (as opposed to for their harmonic role). This concert features pieces by both these renowned Romantic Era composers, as well as Emmanuel Chabrier.

Among the other French pieces featured is a work by Gabriel Faure, a more contemporary artist, and one of the foremost French composers of his generation, whose musical style influenced many 20th Century composers.

Join the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra for this special evening, as we celebrate the influential music of France.

Masterpieces of French Music
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Avenue East (at Warden)

Tickets are available online at spo.ca, at the door, calling the SPO Box Office at 416-429-0007 or by emailing spo@www.spo.ca to reserve tickets.

Individual concert ticket prices are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, $15 for students with ID and $10 children under 10. Group rates are available.