Classical music

French Fancies

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

‘Shepherdess, if you love me, come soothe my pain’.

Joseph Canteloube took the old songs of rural France and uncovered their tender soul. His ravishing Songs of the Auvergne are the warm, sensuous heart of a whole evening of French delights.

It ranges from Berlioz’s whirling celebration of the carnival spirit to the youthful zest of the teenage Bizet’s ebullient Symphony in C.

Anna Caterina Antonacci (‘an exceptional artist’ – The Guardian) sings, and Enrique Mazzola gives an irresistible swing to Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

Seen the show? Now enjoy the jazz-infused masterpiece that inspired it, in full orchestral Technicolor.

an exceptional artist
The Guardian


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Enrique Mazzola conductor
Anna Caterina Antonacci soprano


Berlioz: Overture, Le carnaval romain
Canteloube: Selection from Songs of the Auvergne
Georges Bizet: Symphony in C
Gershwin: An American in Paris

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£10 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 4 events (10% discount)
5 – 7 events (15% discount)
8 – 10 events (20% discount)
11 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available for the following concerts: Die Walküre, (27 Jan 2018) and Gala evening with Juan Diego Florez, (29 Mar 2019)