BBC Symphony Orchestra
29 Jan 2014, Barbican, London
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BBC SO 2013-14 Season Beethoven & Ravel

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven & Ravel
Wed 29 Jan 2014 Concert Hall
Lionel Bringuier conducts Beethoven, Ravel, Pesson and Dalbavie
Lionel Bringuier conducts Beethoven, Ravel, Pesson and Dalbavie



Beethoven and Ravel

Lionel Bringuier, Music Director of the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, is one of the most exciting young conductors to emerge from France in recent years. This is a programme to conjure with for a conductor of his contagious vitality: between Beethoven's spirited Fourth Symphony and the hypnotic extended climax that is Ravel's sultry Boléro are two 21st century French gems. Marc-Andre Dalbavie's Flute Concerto is characterised by transparency and by a fluent dialogue between soloist and orchestra, in which each finds resonances in the other. In Ravel à son âme (Ravel, to his soul), Gérard Pesson pays brief, entrancing tribute to his illustrious predecessor

BBC SO Plus Intro
6.00pm Fountain Room
An introduction to tonight's concert by Dr Caroline Rae, from Cardiff University.
Free to ticket-holders for the evening concert. Limited capacity - please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s French series supported by Diaphonique, the Franco-British contemporary music fund.