Friday 22 July 2011
7.30pm – c9.50pm
Royal Albert Hall

Classical for starters, French music concerts and events, Piano music

  • Claude Debussy

    Images (7 mins) Gigues
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena conductor
  • Maurice Ravel

    Rapsodie espagnole (15 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena conductor
  • Claude Debussy

    Images (9 mins) Rondes de printemps
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Maurice Ravel

    Alborada del gracioso (8 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena conductor
  • Manuel de Falla

    Nights in the Gardens of Spain (24 mins)
    • Steven Osborne piano
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena conductor
  • Claude Debussy

    Images (20 mins) Ibéria
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena conductor

About this event

Basque-born Juanjo Mena, recently named Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, makes his Proms debut with this dazzling Franco-Spanish evening.

Debussy's three orchestral Images are interspersed with evocations of an idealised South filled with the rhythms of Gypsy dancing and the scent of jasmine.

The brilliant showpieces of Ravel are complemented by Falla's Impressionistic Andalusian concerto, in which the orchestra is joined by pianist Steven Osborne.

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