Benjamin Salman will join his father Marc Salman, during a lecture on the music of Claude Debussy at VCA (Courtesy Photo).

Benjamin Salman will join his father Marc Salman, during a lecture on the music of Claude Debussy at VCA (Courtesy Photo).

A lecture on Debussy won’t be all talk

The event will also include a chance for islanders to hear the composer’s lovely music.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 1:11pm
  • Arts

A celebrated father-and-son duo will perform the music of Claude Debussy at a lecture about the composer and French Impressionist music at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Vashon Center for the Arts.

The lecture, delivered by islander Michael Tracy, will provide insight into the life and influences of Debussy during the Belle Époque in Paris and his impact on jazz artists including Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Bill Evans.

But the event — the latest in a series of classical music events at VCA — will also include a chance for islanders to hear the composer’s lovely music, played by pianists Marc and Benjamin Salman, who will perform on two pianos.

Marc Salman, who lives and works in Seattle, performed in 2011 in three recitals in honor of Debussey’s 200th birthday. He recently released a recording of Schubert sonatas and Chopin’s mazurkas.

Benjamin Salman, who is Marc Salman’s son, is a recent graduate of Stanford and has been hailed in Seattle Met magazine as Seattle’s next great pianist.

Advance tickets, priced from $5 to $18, are on sale at vashoncenterforthearts.org. All tickets at the door cost $18.

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