BBC Symphony Orchestra / Bringuier

Ravel's Bolero and Beethoven's Fourth

29 January 2014 / 19:30


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Beethoven Symphony No 4
Gérard Pesson Ravel à son âme (UK premiere)
Marc-André Dalbavie Flute Concerto
Ravel Boléro

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Lionel Bringuier
Michael Cox flute

Lionel Bringuier, Music Director of the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, is one of the most exciting young conductors to emerge from France in recent years. This is a programme to conjure with for a conductor of his contagious vitality: between Beethoven’s spirited fourth symphony and the hypnotic extended climax that is Ravel’s sultry Boléro, are two 21st century French gems. Marc-Andre Dalbavie’s Flute Concerto, written for chamber orchestra, is characterised by transparency, and a fluent dialogue between soloist and orchestra, in which each finds resonances in the other. In Ravel à son âme (Ravel, to his soul), Gérard Pesson pays brief, entrancing tribute to his illustrious predecessor.

The concert finishes at approximately 9.45pm

This concert is part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s French series supported by Diaphonique, the Franco-British contemporary music fund.

BBC SO Plus: Pre-concert talk, Fountain Room, 6pm
An introduction to tonight's concert.

Part of All classical music events - 2013–2014 season
Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2013–2014

Promoted by BBC Symphony Orchestra


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