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Cambridge Philharmonic - French Connections

Saturday March 17, 2018 at 19:30
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
£12, £16, £20, £25; students and under 18s £10 on the door
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  1. Ionisation, for 13 percussionists - Edgar Varèse
  2. Symphony of Psalms - Igor Stravinsky
  3. Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra in D minor - Francis Poulenc
  4. Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2 - Maurice Ravel
  5. Stabat Mater - Francis Poulenc

Paris entre-deux-guerres played host to the some of the greatest creative geniuses who ever lived. Throughout the 1920s and 30s, in the salons and concert halls of the French capital, Gershwin and Copland rubbed shoulders with Picasso and Chagall, Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel and Nina Ricci. The music of the time was as varied as it was brilliant. In this concert, Stravinsky’s austerely beautiful Symphony of Psalms contrasts with the unabashedly lush sound world of Francis Poulenc.

“My music is my portrait.” Francis Poulenc
“This music is very, very French.” Stravinsky on Poulenc

A free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm will include a performance of Ionisation for thirteen percussionists, conducted by Finan Jones

West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
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