We welcome this distinguished orchestra to The Anvil for the first time.
Renowned for its performances of Berlioz, the concert opens with his rollicking portrait of a feast day in Rome.
Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto was a breakthrough piece after years of creative block. Its passionate and lyrical character has deservedly made it a favourite amongst his works.
Cesar Franck’s spine-tingling symphonic poem tells the tale of an arrogant huntsman cursed to be forever hunted himself for riding out on a Sunday.
The concert ends with two pieces by Ravel, his delicate and touching evocation of six contrasting fairy-tales, and the dizzying kaleidoscope of La Valse.