Classical Music and Opera
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Debussy Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune (arr. Farrington)
Françaix Wind Quintet No.1
Ravel Introduction and Allegro
Saint–Saëns Fantaisie for violin and harp
Debussy La Mer (arr. Farrington)
Kyra Humphreys director/violin
This concert of French music begins with Debussy’s ground-breaking orchestral prelude, based on a poem by Mallarmé in which a faun sees two beautiful nymphs and savours the exquisite memory whilst drifting in and out of sleep, and Françaix’s virtuosic Wind Quintet, a work that achieved a success beyond the composer’s wildest dreams. Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro illustrates the full expressive range of the harp, almost like a miniature concerto. The concert draws to a close with Saint–Saëns’s seductive Fantaisie for violin and harp and Debussy’s picturesque and atmospheric seascape, La Mer.
Pre-Concert Talk: Two members of Royal Northern Sinfonia will discuss the evening’s programme. The talk will commence on the raked seating at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £3 and include a complimentary drink.
The venue reserves the right to charge an administration fee for tickets purchased via the box office.
Age Guidance: U16s must be accompanied by an adult
On sale date: Friday 6th July 2018 at 10am
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