Cecilia Dunoyer presents Lecture-Recitals, All-Day Seminars and Workshops at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Her presentations on French music combine lecture with live performances and visual illustrations.
Sample titles of these presentations include:
- Claude Debussy and a Fantasy of the Senses
- A Century of French Music: Saint-Saens to Messiaen
- Romanticism with a French Twist
- The Spanish Influence and Debussy
- Orientalism, Hokusai and the Sea (La Mer)
- Fin-de-Siècle Dream, Mystery and Eroticism
- The Enchanted Forest of Pelléas et Mélisande
- Debussy's Love Affair with Russia and the Far East
- Debussy and Ravel Contrasted
- Ravel: Electrifying Virtuosity and Orchestration
- Maurice Ravel: Genius of La Belle Epoque
- French Mélodies on the Stage, in Salons and the Music Hall
- 1920s Paris, from the Cafés to the Stage
- Erik Satie: Charlatan or Genius?
- Francis Poulenc and the Poets
- Intensity and Subtleties of Gabriel Fauré
- French Chamber Music
For a list of upcoming lectures and seminars, please click here.