Live Lunch Break: Les Deux

You feel sad and - admit it - a little guilty because maybe you didn't see "Live Lunch Break" on Thursday in New London's Telegraph record store. We featured Les Deux, the New York City classical violin duo made up of Clare Elena Semes and Chelsea Starbuck Smith. Juilliard grads, the best friends performed with electric grace, and their arrangements of the repertoire are dazzlingly original.

Here are fun things to look for, and questions to ask, in the Les Deux performance and a special interview segment featuring Day classical music writer Milton Moore.

  • Do you know that Juilliard actually has a school nickname?

  • Both artists have been selected by the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra as principal soloists in successive years. What did each select to perform?

  • Is Les Deux among that first generation of musicians to learn about "Rubber Soul" in a college history class?

Set list
Chopin Piano Preludes
The Beatles “Norwegian Wood”
Bizet- Excerpts from Carmen
Debussy –“The Girl with Flaxen Hair”
Variations on Bernstein's “West Side Story”


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