A programme exploring every facet of the orchestra from Debussy’s exquisitely languorous and erotic ballet Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Honegger’s invigorating paean to the game of rugby to Elgar’s famous Enigma Variations, in which he so deftly and movingly enshrined the characters of his friends. In between, gifted French violinist Renaud Capuçon gives the UK premiere of Pascal Dusapin’s Violin Concerto, which promises sonic experiment married to emotional directness.
BBC SO Plus Family
6.00pm Fountain Room
An introduction to tonight's concert for families. A free family-friendly workshop followed by the concert in the Barbican Hall for just £5 a ticket (plus booking fee).
BBC SO Plus Family is specifically designed for family groups with children between the ages of 8 and 16 and at least one of your group must be aged 16 or under. These concerts are not recommended for children under the age of 8. Call the Barbican Box Office and quote ‘BBC SO Plus Family' to buy your tickets, or book online and quote 040679 for a reduced booking fee. Please note that spaces are limited.
This concert is part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s French series supported by Diaphonique, the Franco-British contemporary music fund.
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