Music in Mind: Paris, 1920 (CANCELLED)
1920s Paris was a place obsessed with entertainment: fashion, such as Vogue Magazine and the designs of Coco Chanel; sports, such as golf and tennis; dance, including Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Ballet Suedois, as well as night-club dancing with those infamous flapper dresses; and American popular music, such as jazz, Tin-Pan Alley and Broadway.
Paris was also filled with American expatriates, including Cole Porter. Its own music was light, humorous, nonchalant, unsentimental, deliberately superficial, and despite its classical references, self-consciously "modern," designed to complement a fashionable lifestyle centered on the glamorous.
With works by Poulenc, Satie, Prokofiev, and Cole Porter, this Music in Mind concert captures the distinct essence of Paris in the 1920s.
Proceeds from Music in Mind concerts benefit the UMD School of Music's undergraduate scholarship fund.