There is a pervasive temptation to consider composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) a “one-hit wonder” due to the prevalence of his Boléro in popular culture. Nevertheless Ravel now stands among the most significant composers of the early 20th century. He was an undisputed master of orchestration. His catalog includes works for orchestra, chamber music, piano music, choral music, and music for the stage. Sadly, many pieces were unfinished or abandoned at the time of his death at the age of 62.

Jane Ellen shares her eclectic interests with Oasis audiences from her island home on Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in music and entertainment history, she especially enjoys exploring the artist behind the art. Jane’s presentations benefit from her gifts as a storyteller, independent scholar, performer, and composer.