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Julien Brocal, piano

Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Olivier Music Barn, 6:30 PM

Pre Concert Talk: 5:00 PM, Tiara Acoustic Shell


We are thrilled to welcome the celebrated French pianist and composer Julien Brocal back to Tippet Rise for his second concert season in a row. On Saturday evening, Julien will perform the world premiere of three of his own compositions—Reflections, Into the Wild, and Snowing on the Moon—as well as two of Chopin’s Ballades and works by Bach and the distinguished nature-inspired Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks. BBC Music Magazine called Julien’s first solo recording, of works by Chopin, “Spellbinding” and featured it as its Instrumental Choice album of the month. The recording also garnered him the magazine’s Newcomer Award for 2018. His second solo recording, Reflections, featuring works by Frederic Mompou and Maurice Ravel, was released by Rubicon and recorded here, at Tippet Rise.


JULIEN BROCAL: Reflections
World Premiere

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808
Gavotte I – Gavotte II ou Musette

PĒTERIS VASKS: Vasaras vakara mūzika (Music for a Summer Evening)


BROCAL: Into the Wild
World Premiere

VASKS: Baltā ainava (White Scenery) from Gadalaiki (The Seasons)

BROCAL: Snowing on the Moon
World Premiere

CHOPIN: Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52