Event Information:

  • Sun

    French Chamber Classics

    7:30 pmThe Crossing, Southwell Minster

    The remarkable conjunction of French compositional genius in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is celebrated in this programme. To perform it we have created our own conjunction of stellar talent including Katherine Bryan, one of the most sought after flautists in Britain today and Céline Saout, the Principal Harp with the Orchestra of Opera North and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

    Debussy’s evocative Syrinx and a rare performance of Poulenc’s dramatic and entertaining Le bal masqué frame a programme of masterpieces from this high
    water mark of French music – including Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite for four hands at one piano: the performance reunites the team of Burgess and Baillieu who brought us The Rite of Spring so memorably in 2015.

    Claude Debussy Syrinx (for solo flute) L.129
    Maurice Ravel Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
    Gabriel Fauré Piano Quintet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 89*
    Maurice Ravel Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite)
    Francis Poulenc Le bal masqué for baritone and chamber ensemble FP60

    Festival Chamber Soloists
    Katherine Bryan flute
    Joseph Shiner clarinet
    Céline Saout harp
    Jamie Campbell violin
    Marcus Farnsworth baritone
    James Cheung piano*
    James Baillieu, Libby Burgess piano

    Tickets £25
    18 years and under £10

    Supported by a private sponsor