Thursday 10 Dec 2015, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Jérémie Rhorer conductor

James Ehnes violin

Berlioz Suite from L’enfance du Christ

Lalo Symphonie Espagnole


Lalo Namouna, Suite No. 2

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake, Suite, Op. 20a

With Christmas only just around the corner, what better way to usher in the seasonal celebrations than with a selection from Berlioz’s most captivatingly lyrical score, L’enfance du Christ? Dating from the same year as Bizet’s Carmen, Lalo was inspired by the vibrant colours and rhythms of Spain for his Symphonie Espagnole, an incredible showpiece for violin and orchestra. The fiery Spanish protagonist could easily be a relative of Namouna, the eponymous slave girl of Lalo’s ballet which Claude Debussy described as a ‘masterpiece of rhythm and colour’.

The performance of the two works by Édouard Lalo is supported by Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française


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