10 December 2013, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris
Based on the true story of a group of persecuted nuns during the French Revolution, Poulenc’s second opera Les Dialogues des Carmelites is arguably the composer’s masterpiece. Poulenc famously declared ‘my music is my portrait’, and in Dialogues’s wrenching drama and allusions to both modern and sacred musical structures, it has been suggested that the work alludes... read more
Tuesday 10 Dec 2013, 7.30pm
Paris: Dialogues des carmélites Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris
Akiko Suwanai performs Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto
In this video from 2008, we speak to violinist Akiko Suwanai ahead of performances of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in her home country, Japan, with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
The Philharmonia is a self-governing orchestra whose world-class players are both its owners and at the centre of its continuing creativity and innovation. Many have been with the Orchestra for a decade or more. Find out more.
The Philharmonia Orchestra is one of the world’s great orchestras. Acknowledged as the UK’s foremost musical pioneer, with an extraordinary recording legacy, the Philharmonia leads the field for its quality of playing and for its residencies, music education and the innovative use of the latest technology in reaching new audiences. These, and the relationships it has with the world’s most sought-after artists, most importantly its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, place the Philharmonia Orchestra at the heart of British musical life.