String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10 by Claude Debussy
Quartet du Jour of the Philadelphia Orchestra
Sat, Mar 14
Taste the flavors of Debussy’s String Quartet for Saturday brunch.
Enjoy a special noontime performance of Claude Debussy’s pivotal String Quartet by four members of the Philadelphia Orchestra in La Peg, accompanied by a one-time-only brunch menu created by executive chef Peter Woolsey and inspired by Debussy’s score.
The Debussy String Quartet, from 1893, was a pivotal work—a turning point in classical music away from, and beyond, what came before. It is also the only known string quartet he ever composed.
Juliette Kang, William Polk, violins
Kerri Ryan, viola
Yumi Kendall, cello
“Debussy’s String Quartet is a total blast to play, with lots of colors, textures, rhythmic, and melodic components that are awesome for audience and artists alike.” -Yumi Kendall, cellist
From Chef Peter Woolsey:
“Debussy’s String Quartet is considered a watershed in the history of music that freed the medium from rigid structure and aesthetics. The quartet will be paired with three courses of nouvelle cuisine, a style of French haute cuisine that emerged in the 60s when young French chefs rebelled against the rigid “cuisine classique”—a true worldwide revolution that has affected fine dining permanently.”
Animé et très decide
Seared fluke with braised leeks, maxim potatoes, herbed beurre blanc
Assez vif et bien rythmé
Lamb rack with baby root vegetables, tournéed potatoes, lamb jus
Andantino, doucement expressif
Frazier: strawberry “shortcake” with strawberry sauce, basil oil, crème anglaise, wild strawberry puree
Très modèrè—En animant peu à peu—Très mouvementé et avec passion
Coffee and chocolate
$50 / includes three-course meal and ticket
(does not include drinks and gratuity)