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CELEBRATING AMERICAN COMPOSERS WITH THE CONDUCTOR OF THE BOSTON POPS

9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

 

Quintessential Collection included cruise package

Cruise The Arctic

from 19 October 2020 to 27 October 2020
9 days / 8 nights

Departure Port : Montreal
Arrival Port : Boston

Ship : LE CHAMPLAIN

A Quintessential Music Cruise under the direction of Maestro Keith Lockhart.     

The waterways of eastern Canada and northern New England are among the loveliest, the most dramatic in the world. The rock-bound coast, the soaring cliffs, the idyllic waterfront villages have drawn visitors for more than a hundred years. Our voyage will allow us to sample all of the delights of this part of the world – the romantic city of Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the wildlife-rich Saguenay River; the Gaspé Peninsula, where Jacques Cartier staked out Canada for France; Cape Breton; historic Louisbourg; stunning Bar Harbor, Maine; and much more.

But the truly unique element of this voyage is the musical program curated and performed by legendary Boston Pops Conductor, Keith Lockhart. Joined by six extraordinary musicians, maestro Lockhart serves as our guide to the elegance of a Parisian salon, the raw energy of the New World, and the seductive rhythms of the jazz age.

In a historic venue ashore in Quebec, he begins with Fête à la française, transporting us a century into the past to the Parisian salon of the Princesse de Polignac, the American heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune and one of the most influential arts patrons of the 20th century. We’ll hear chamber music, piano works, and songs by DebussyRavel (including his ravishing Pavane), FaureSaint Saens, and the Crème de la Crème of Parisian musical society.

An American in Paris/A Frenchman in New York explores how American and European musical cultures were united by a fascination with the distinctly American harmonies and rhythms of jazz. This performance features the music of Gershwin (An American in Paris, in a wonderful four-hand piano arrangement), Milhaud (his groundbreaking ballet score, La Création du Monde), Ravel, and George Antheil, the American bad boy of 1920’s music on both shores, whose story is worthy of a Hollywood movie!

Finding a Voice chronicles the development of a distinctive American music, through the music of true American originals like Copland, Gershwin, Ellington, Barber (his immortal Adagio for Strings), and IvesAntonin Dvorak, whose 1890s visit to the New World helped galvanize and define the generations of composers to follow, is represented this evening, as are some Canadian musical pioneers with fascinating stories.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

QUINTESSENTIAL MUSIC THEME

A combination of extraordinary sightseeing with private recitals by classical musicians: that is what we offer on our Ponant Quintessential Music Theme voyages. A signature of these voyages is that the artists do not simply perform and then retreat to their staterooms; they participate fully in excursions and in life aboard ship. Travelers can expect to share their company over drinks or dinner and in informal conversation. The intimacy of concerts aboard ship and ashore—designed especially for this voyage—and the quality of the performing artists provide a truly unparalleled experience.

HIGHLIGHTS

• A series of concerts aboard ship, exclusively-curated by Keith Lockhart, Conductor of The Boston Pops, featuring six musicians chosen by maestro Lockhart
• A private concert in Quebec at Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique française, showcasing the music of Debussy, Ravel, Faure, and Saint Saens
• Optional excursions in every port of call, including history – old town Quebec and the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site – as well as the natural beauty of Saguenay, the Magdalen Islands, and Acadia National Park

 

RATES FROM $5940pp


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