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League of American Orchestras
Published on Oct 17, 2018
Moderator: Jesse Rosen, president and CEO, League of American Orchestras
Panelists: Lorenzo Candelaria, dean of the school of the arts, Purchase College, (former associate provost, University of Texas at El Paso); Mei-Ann Chen, music director, Chicago Sinfoneitta; Isaac Thompson, vice president, artistic planning, New York Philharmonic
Tap into the history, traditions, and above all, the vibrant musical influences that encapsulate the Indian festival of Diwali through a riveting juxtaposition of Indian classical music alongside Debussy’s seminal, impressionistic masterpiece La Mer.

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Esmail -Teen Murti
Mazumdar - Celebration
Whitacre - Lux Aurumque
Debussy - La Mer

Mei-Ann Chen

Gaurav Mazumdar, sitar

MUSIC: Excerpt of Chicago Sinfonietta October 2009 performance of "La Mer" by Claude Debussy.
with guest artist the Marcus Roberts Trio aired on YouandMeThisMorning May 12, 2019

Chicago Sinfonietta is a professional orchestra dedicated to modeling and promoting diversity, inclusion, and both racial and cultural equity in the arts through the universal language of symphonic music. Our core values are built around being bold and daring in all aspects of our work, providing a source of connectivity through music, and ensuring and inspiring a continued investment in diversity and inclusion in classical music.


MUSIC: "Delights and Dances"
Composed by Michael Abels
Performed by the Harlem Quartet and Chicago Sinfonietta