BBC Symphony Orchestra / Pons

12 October 2012 / 19:30

Tickets £10 – 30

subject to availability
 sold out

Haydn Symphony No 101, ‘The Clock’
Hummel Piano Concerto in A minor
Ravel L’heure espagnole

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Josep Pons
Stephen Hough piano
Kenneth Richardson director

Cast to include:
Ruxandra Donose Concepción
Jacques Imbrailo Ramiro
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt Torquemada
Julien Behr Gonzalve
David Wilson-Johnson Don Inigo

Haydn’s own ‘Clock’ prefaces Ravel’s delightful one-act comedy about a cuckolded clockmaker L’heure espagnole, the first of two Ravel operas this season. Romanian mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose has already won plaudits as the feisty and far-from-immaculate Concepcion, while celebrated young baritone Jacques Imbrailo takes on the role of hunky muleteer, lugging grandfather clocks up and down stairs for her while she attempts to seduce the local romeos – until she notices the size of Ramiro’s biceps. Catalan conductor Josep Pons lends idiomatic spice to this glittering cast. High spirits continue with Hummel’s elegant Concerto in A minor, to be performed by our Artist in Focus this season, the incomparable Stephen Hough.

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Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2012–2013 multibuy
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