Sunday 25 Sep 2016, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Andrew Staples tenor

Pauline Cheviller narrator

Philharmonia Voices

Tiffin Boys' Choir choir

Stravinsky Orpheus

Stravinsky Apollon musagète

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Stravinsky Perséphone

This concert explores Stravinsky’s fascination with classical mythology. Music of great subtlety and exquisite beauty, Apollon musagète and Orpheus sit alongside Stravinsky’s alluring melodrama based on the Homeric hymn to the goddess Persephone, retold in collaboration with the French novelist and poet André Gide, here narrated by Pauline Cheviller.

This concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 and broadcast on 26 September 2016

This concert is part of the Stravinsky: Myths & Rituals series

Stravinsky: Myths and Rituals series is supported by Vincent Meyer and the Philharmonia Orchestra