Classical music
Orchestra

Marin Alsop, Colin Currie & Britten-Pears Orchestra

Part of Classical Season

This evening's concert is perfect for first-time concert-goers or those who wish to learn more about classical music.

Hear two 20th century masterpieces played under the inspiring baton of Marin Alsop: Maurice Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, plus the world premiere of a percussion concerto by Mark-Anthony Turnage, featuring Colin Currie.

Mark-Anthony Turnage has a reputation for winning over young audiences with invigoratingly modern music, embracing jazz idioms and blazing forth in blockbuster operas and ballets. His concerto for percussion and orchestra honours composer Steve Martland, who died in 2013.

Colin Currie, hailed by The Telegraph as 'among the top handful of percussionists in the world', performs this world premiere.

The Concerto is paired with two mythic works commissioned for the Ballet Russes in 1909 – 1913: the second suite of music from Ravel's seductive, opulent ballet Daphnis et Chloé, and Stravinsky's powerful, rhythm-led Rite of Spring.

Performers

Britten-Pears Orchestra
Marin Alsop conductor
Colin Currie percussion

Repertoire

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2
Turnage: Martland Memorial for solo percussion & orchestra(World premiere)
Interval
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Dates & times

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where

Royal Festival Hall

Concessions

50% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Ticketing
£7 student tickets are available via the Student Pulse app in the month before this concert. Some of these seats are on the stage. Download the app from any app store or go to www.studentpulse.mobi.

video
Hear conductor Paavo Järvi talk about his upcoming concert, London audiences and his love of Japanese food
video
Hear maestro Maurizio Pollini speak about his second Royal Festival Hall recital, coming up this March

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