BBC Philharmonic
18 Mar 2016, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2015-16 Season Bizet’s Carmen

BBC Philharmonic
Bizet’s Carmen
19:30 Fri 18 Mar 2016 Main Auditorium
Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts Bizet, Anthony Payne, Walton and Roussel
Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts Bizet, Anthony Payne, Walton and Roussel

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Visions and journeys: from a scented garden high above the Mediterranean, Walton imagined a cello concerto that blossoms with song; Albert Roussel took the elegance of the French baroque, and exploded it to release a burst of energy and waves of glittering sound; Anthony Payne takes a sea voyage to the Scilly Isles (tonight’s performance is an 80th birthday gift to this last of the British romantics); and Georges Bizet conjures up the sunlight, fragrance and passion of Spain, in what’s surely got to be the world’s favourite opera.

Sexy melodies and ravishing colours: Yan Pascal Tortelier will be in his element, joined by rising star Leonard Elschenbroich, and reunited with the BBC Philharmonic.

Preview, 6.30pm: BBC Producers Dawn Payne and Sue Longmire discuss how the 'Ten Pieces' project is inspiring a generation of schoolchildren across the UK to get creative with classical music.

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