26 Oct 2013 St Giles' Cripplegate, London

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Les Six at Six

Played

17:00 Saturday 26 Oct 2013 St Giles' Cripplegate, London

  • Georges Auric 1899–1983
  • 5 Chansons françaises
  • Darius Milhaud 1892–1974
  • Naissance de Venus
  • Louis Durey 1888–1979
  • Neige
  • Francis Poulenc 1899–1963
  • Sonata for four hands
  • Chansons françaises, S 130

Concert Information

Wit, humour, and an unerring ability to cock a snook in all manner of directions were the hallmark of that group of friends and contemporaries christened Les Six in 1920s Paris. This concert presents choral selections from members of the group - including Darius Milhaud's depiction of the Birth of Venus, and some light-hearted Chansons françaises by Francis Poulenc and Georges Auric. Plus - a bonus - Poulenc's Sonata for Four Hands played by the soloists in tonight's BBC SO performance of the Concerto for Two Pianos.

This early-evening concert complements and precedes the Poulenc, Roussel and Ravel BBC Symphony Orchestra concert in the Barbican Hall on the same evening. Ticket-holders can purchase £8 tickets to Singers at Six.

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