Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Daphnis and Chloe

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Daphnis and Chloe, statue by Jean-Pierre Cortot Jean-Pierre Cortot

It's an ancient, simple story of boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy loses girl when she is abducted by pirates. Boy gets girl back, thanks to the intervention of a deity who is half-man and half-goat. OK, maybe the story of Daphnis and Chloe isn't so simple after all. But boy and girl live happily ever after in Maurice Ravel's ravishing, shimmering coming-of-age love story. The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel play Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2, from a concert at Walt Disney Hall.