WCM’s 2106 Summer Festival of four centuries of European and American music made in and inspired by the French capital is a three-week exploration of the intersection and divergence between French and American musical traditions. Featuring this year’s Composer in Residence Anna Weesner, along with Musicians in Residence Armand Angster & Françoise Kubler, of the internationally-known French ensemble Accroche Note, the program will include works by Weesner and living French composers Zad Moultaka and Patrick Marcland, as well as the music of Couperin, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, gems by Nadia Boulanger and Denis Gaultier, and recent works by Boulez, and Dutilleux. The whole Festival will conclude with a rare opportunity to hear Schönberg’s classic Pierrot lunaire, sung, acted and virtually incarnated by Mme. Kubler.
The 10 concerts and talks are held in intimate spaces (i.e. barns, old inns and taverns) in the beautiful southern Catskills along the Delaware River – just 2 hours from NYC.