The Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series will conclude on Saturday, April 30 with Mark DeVoto’s presentation on César Franck’s Symphony in D minor.
According to DeVoto, Franck (1822-1890) composed most of his best concert music near the end of his life; we celebrate this year the 200th anniversary of his birth. His only Symphony, in D minor, was very popular for many decades in Europe and America, then gradually fell out of favor, but now, in his bicentennial year, is making a strong comeback.
DeVoto will tell attendees all about how and why he has always loved this famous symphony that will soon be performed by the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra for everyone to hear and cherish.
DeVoto is a musicologist, music writer, and retired Professor of Music at Tufts University, and has been a regular summer resident of Eastport since 1985. He has published extensively on the music of Alban Berg, Debussy, Schubert, Stravinsky, and Ravel, and on 20th-century harmony, and has long been an EAC Sunday series favorite!