During the month of October the Eastman School of Music will be celebrating the life of Claude Debussy with The Prismatic Claude Debussy Festival.
Extravagant Debussy, a gala large-ensemble concert, Saturday, October 13, 2012, 8 PM, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Inspirational Debussy, new music, Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 8 pm, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Intimate Debussy, chamber works in transcription, Saturday, 20 October, 7 pm and 9 pm, Hatch Recital Hall
Comic Book Debussy, A conversation with P. Craig Russell, Thursday, October 25, 7 PM, MEMORIAL ART GALLERY Renowned comic-book artist P. Craig Russell has published an artful version of Debussy’s beloved opera, in his own powerful style. The Eastman School’s presentation on Friday October 26 in Kodak Hall will include a newly reimagined version of Debussy’s score for a small mixed ensemble of instruments with live electronics, all illustrated by panels from that comic-book version.
Theatrical Debussy, Pelléas Redux: excerpts from Pelléas et Mélisande with projections by P. Craig Russell,
Friday, October 26, 8 PM, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Debussy Premiers, Performances of and presentations on Debussy’s songs – including the North American premieres of five previously unknown songs: “L’Archet”; “Le Matelot qui tombe à l’eau”; “Romance”; “Les Elfes”; “Séguidille”, Saturday, October 27, 9:30 AM – 5 PM, Hatch Recital Hall
Debussy Treasures, An exhibit of Debussy manuscripts, including the full working draft of La Mer, OCTOBER 1-27, SIBLEY MUSIC LIBRARY
Resources at the Central Library Arts Division
The Central Library has nearly 200 recordings of the music of Claude Debussy.