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Chausson Poème at ABT: Bowman’s “keening lament seemed to bind the characters together”

Benjamin Bowman

“The music in Jardin is Ernest Chausson’s brooding, Romantic Poème. Its ardent violin melody – the perfume that carries the story of these four unhappy lovers – was probingly played by ABT’s new concertmaster, Benjamin Bowman. His keening lament seemed to bind the characters together in their tragic destiny.”
-Marina Harss, review of American Ballet Theatre (ABT)’s Jardin aux Lilas, FULL REVIEW HERE.

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