Faculty & Guest Recital: Reveling in Ravel
Skinner Hall of Music
Anna Elashvili, violin, along with faculty Yves Dharamraj, cello, and Thomas Sauer, piano. A composer not often chosen for such an exposé, Maurice Ravel often found himself going against the grain. He butted heads with the conservative ideals of the Parisian elites and instead drew inspiration from literary greats like Edgar Allen Poe and the non-classical music world of jazz and gamelan. These influences along with his strong connection to his Basque heritage mix together to form a disarming array of instrumental color.