Tuesday 9 August 2011
7.00pm – c9.05pm
Royal Albert Hall

French music concerts and events

  • Bridge

    Enter Spring (17 mins)
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • François-Xavier Roth conductor
  • Bridge

    Blow out you bugles (5 mins)
    • Ben Johnson tenor
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • François-Xavier Roth conductor
  • Simon Holt

    Centauromachy (20 mins) London premiere
    • Robert Plane clarinet
    • Philippe Schartz flugelhorn
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • François-Xavier Roth conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Dupré

    Cortège et litanie (6 mins)
    • Thomas Trotter organ
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • François-Xavier Roth conductor
  • Camille Saint-Saëns

    Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ' (36 mins)
    • Thomas Trotter organ
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • François-Xavier Roth conductor

About this event

An Anglo-French evening launched by the greatest of the nature tone-poems written by featured composer Frank Bridge. Simon Holt's double concerto for clarinet and flugelhorn takes its inspiration from the fantastical beasts of Greek mythology.

His solo instruments are drawn from different species, two distinct natures in one orchestral body. Marcel Dupré was a masterly executant who himself played Saint-Saëns's much loved 'Organ' Symphony at the Proms in 1935.

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