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Bewitching Rhythms – Marsalis and Ravel | London Symphony Orchestra

Thursday April 11, 2024 at 19:00
Barbican Hall, London
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  1. Trumpet Concerto (UK premiere) - Wynton Marsalis
  2. Daphnis et Chloë - Maurice Ravel

The gauzy, sensuous soundscape of Ravel’s pastoral ballet meets Wynton Marsalis’s jazz inflected Trumpet Concerto.

In turn-of-the-century Paris, Ravel composed a ballet about ancient Greece for a Russian dance company. The result was music of fluid, diaphanous beauty, a languid drama of danger and desire.

Confronting its strange, modern rhythms, the dancers are said to have chanted the name of Ballet Russes impresario ‘Ser-gei Dia-ghi-lev’ to stay on beat.

Pulitzer Prize winning composer and musician Wynton Marsalis mingles jazz, blues, soul and the classical tradition across his thrilling oeuvre.

This is the first time Sir Antonio Pappano, Chief Conductor Designate, has conducted music by Marsalis, and he and the LSO pay tribute to the composer in this deeply felt performance. Alison Balsom, for whom the concerto was written, is attuned to every nuance of the piece.

The choral phenomenon Tenebrae bring their unforgettable sound to Daphnis and Chloé.

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