11 March 2014, De Montfort Hall, Leicester
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Béla Bartók: The Making of Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle
Step into the world of Duke Bluebeard's Castle and discover the work done behind the scenes to bring the Philharmonia Orchestra's production of Bartók's only opera to life.
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.