EDWARD GARDNER conductor
STEPHEN HOUGH piano
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Edward Gardner conducts
DEBUSSY Iberia from Images
SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 (Egyptian)
RAVEL Mother Goose Suite
DEBUSSY La mer
There might be grey skies over London, but at Royal Festival Hall, Edward Gardner is serving up pure sunshine. Because after all, the great composers liked to escape too. So here's Debussy, dreaming of a Spain even more colourful and fragrant than the real thing - and finding a thousand iridescent colours in the waves of the English Channel. Here's Ravel, opening a storybook and conjuring a whole enchanted world. And here's pianist extraordinaire Stephen Hough joining Saint-Saëns on a musical cruise to Egypt. This glittering Fifth Piano Concerto features frogs, ocean liners, and piano playing that'll leave you breathless.
FREE PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE
6.00 pm | Royal Festival Hall
LPO Soundworks is a platform for teenage composers to collaborate with young people from other artforms and learn from industry specialists. This year's Soundworks performance is the culmination of a week of exciting creative collaboration, and promises to challenge and entertain.
Join us after the concert for a free beer at our NOISE bar, courtesy of Heineken.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra's NOISE programme is supported by the Orchestra's Principal Beer Sponsor, Heineken.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world's finest orchestras, balancing a long and distinguished history with a reputation as one of the UK's most adventurous and forward-looking orchestras. As well as giving classical concerts, the Orchestra also records film and video game soundtracks, has its own record label, and reaches thousands of people every year through activities for schools and local communities.www.lpo.co.uk
Royal Festival Hall stands at the heart of Southbank Centre complex. Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Hall is one of the world's leading performance venues. As well as the auditorium, the building consists of The Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre Shop, several places to eat and drink, and the Saison Poetry Library.www.southbankcentre.co.uk
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