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Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor

Chabrier: l’Étoile Overture TSO PREMIERE
Ravel: Mother Goose
Bizet: Symphony in C

An all-French program mixing opera, ballet and orchestral music: the Overture to l’Étoile, Chabrier’s opéra bouffe has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity since it was performed at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2001. Ravel’s enchanting musical fairy tale ballet is always an audience favorite, and Bizet’s youthful masterpiece, composed when he was just 17 years old, provides a stunning preview of the Carmen composer’s musical brilliance.

Complimentary “Concert Comments” with the conductor and guest artist take place one hour before the performance and give you insight into what you’re about to hear.