Philippe Cassard and François Chaplin play Debussy at the Vancouver Playhouse
Claude Debussy predated the film-soundtrack era, but his emotion-laden compositions almost always make you think of movies—and they’ve been used as the music for many a modern flick. Now two of the master’s foremost interpreters, French pianists Philippe Cassard and François Chaplin, are marking the 150th anniversary of his birth at MusicFest Vancouver. In a two-pianos-four-hands show, they’ll celebrate everything from the sensual and seminal “Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune” to the uplifting Petite Suite on Saturday (August 18) at the Vancouver Playhouse. Bliss out to the fancy fingerwork or close your eyes and let your own movie play out in your head.