French Reverie

Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 4:00PM

First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley 2407 Dana St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Immerse yourself in a trailblazing evening that pays homage to the vibrant diversity of French music, spanning from the Impressionist era to the present day. Experience the ethereal beauty and groundbreaking spirit of Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, where vivid colors come to life in this signature symphonic poem. Connesson's A Kind of Trane honors the legendary jazz icon John Coltrane, while Farrenc's Symphony No. 3 in G minor showcases her pioneering creativity, painting a rich and colorful musical tapestry. Join us for a remarkable celebration of these innovative musical contributions that have left an indelible mark on the world of music.


Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Guillaume Connesson

A Kind of Trane


Symphony No. 3 in G minor

Free Pre-Concert Chat 1 hour before

These informative and engaging pre-concert talks offer fascinating insights into the music you are about to experience. Learn about the program’s cultural and historical context, along with guided listening. Additionally, there will be live interviews with guest artists, composers, and orchestra musicians! Music talks take place one hour before all Symphonic Series concerts, excluding the opening night concert. Admission is free to all ticket holders.

About the Artists