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Philharmonia Chamber Players: Flamenco to Foxtrot

Royal Festival Hall
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Philharmonia musicians Robin O'Neill and Mark van de Wiel.

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Programme

Albéniz Asturias (Leyenda) Listen

Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte Listen

Gershwin Three Preludes Listen

Ravel Five O'Clock Fox-Trot Listen

Gershwin Walking the Dog Listen

Chabrier España Listen

All pieces arranged by Robin O’Neill

Ravel and Gershwin rub shoulders in this free performance showcasing the virtuosity of Philharmonia Orchestra’s wind section, bookended by two passionate pieces inspired by the landscape and culture of Spain.

The drama and passion of Albéniz’s Asturias kicks off our evening of concert classics arranged for wind ensemble by Philharmonia Principal Bassoon Robin O’Neill, ahead of the introspective mood of Ravel’s Pavane for a dead princess.

Inspired by the sound of jazz music, which had taken the world by storm in the 1920s, Gershwin’s Three Preludes and Ravel’s Five O’Clock Fox-Trot from his opera L’enfant et les sortilèges weave syncopation and bluesy sounds into their charming music. Gershwin took this one step further in Walking the Dog, the most enduring number from hit Hollywood musical Shall We Dance with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Finally, we return to the vivid Spanish flavours that opened our performance, in French composer Chabrier’s most enduring piece of music, España.

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Prices & Discounts

Free

No ticket required – just walk in

Running time

45 minutes, no interval

Box office

Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Yefim Bronfman – piano

  • Rossini Semiramide Overture
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Venue

Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX

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