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Sinfonia Vive La France

Sinfonia Vive La France

Tuesday 30 January 2018, 7:30pm - Bedford Corn Exchange, Bedford

Soloist: Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano)
Conductor: Michael Rose

Hooked on French music? Then this concert is a MUST. If any of it is new to you, then you have a real treat in store. Opening the concert is Fauré’s suite from his incidental music to Maeterlinck’s play ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’, commissioned by Mrs Patrick Campbell. She was enchanted by the music and considered that it perfectly mirrored the ‘poetic purity of the play’. Berlioz’ song cycle ‘Les nuits d’été’ follows; his songs evoke the huge range of emotions associated with a great love affair. It will be sung this evening by award-winning mezzo-soprano, Kitty Whately. Debussy’s ‘Petite Suite’ will charm us all, and finally we revel in Bizet’s only symphony and marvel at the 17 year-old’s astonishing mastery of the orchestra.

  • Faure – Suite: Pelleas et Melisande
  • Berlioz – Les nuits d’ete
  • Debussy – Petite suite
  • Bizet – Symphony in C

Find out more and book your tickets on the Philharmonia website.