Founded by violinist Mari Lee and researcher Simon Lee, Salon Séance creates experiences that reveal the timelessness of classical music through live performance and theatrical storytelling.
"Simon and I came up with the idea when we were in college," Mari told The Violin Channel in a recent interview. "I was at a conservatory studying music, and he was at college studying philosophy and history. We were both fascinated by the intersection between music, history, and our lives today, and we felt that this intersection helped reveal the timeless quality of classical music."
"The 'Debussy in Persona' explores the French composer’s late works and the question of whether we can separate the art from the artist. You will see musicians participate in the drama, hear works by Debussy that you may not have heard before, and feel like you’re at a séance!"
TUESDAY JULY 27, 2021 | 3:00 PM (ET)
THE SALON SÉANCE SERIES: "DEBUSSY IN PERSONA"
AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM IN NEW YORK CITY
NadjaHoyer-Booth (Anya/Medium), David Fung (Piano), Mari Lee (Violin), Lucy Fitz Gibbon (Soprano), Mihai Marica (Cello), Mikael Södersten (Director), Johnny G. Lloyd (Writer), Lisa Schatz (Director of Photography, Production Designer, Editor), Simon Angseop Lee (Researcher), Mari Lee (Producer), Mihai Marica (Content Advisor), and Noriko Okabe (Audio Engineer, Sound Mixer)
- Debussy | Sonata for Violin and Piano
- Debussy | Noël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons
- Debussy | Trois Ballades de François Villon
- Debussy | Sonata for Cello and Piano
- Debussy | Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
- Debussy | Berceuse héroïque
- Debussy | Song texts translated by Lucy Fitz Gibbon and edited by Simon Angseop Lee