Claude Debussy (1862-1918) lived long enough to witness the century of the airplane, but died before being able to write a musical impression of manned flight. A visionary composer and one of the pillars of modern music, Debussy rejected the label of impressionist. His non-traditional use of western scale patterns, as well as his use of chromaticism, influenced a new generation of musicians. His piano works, chamber music, and operatic and orchestral compositions remain popular with audiences today.

Jane Ellen shares her eclectic interests via Zoom from Central Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in music and entertainment history, she works to bring her subjects to life while making a deeper understanding of music accessible to all. Jane’s presentations benefit not only from her gifts as a storyteller, but from a lifetime of work as an independent scholar, performer, composer, and recording artist.