Basingstoke Festival 2019

Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra

Day 2

Saturday 22 June
The Anvil

La Belle France Concert

A tribute to some of the greatest French composers, this concert also has something of a Spanish flavour, since Massenet and Bizet, although both French, skilfully use colourful orchestration and striking dance rhythms to suggest the sounds of Spain in the Le Cid and Carmen Suites respectively.

Fauré‘s sublime Pavane is a perennial favourite, as is Massenet‘s lovely Meditation from Thais which will be performed by the orchestra’s leader, Sue Bint.

Debussy‘s dreamy tone poem L’Après Midi d’un Faune with its haunting, sinuous opening flute solo simply transports the listener into a magical, mythical world of naiads and nymphs.

Although Belgian by birth, Franck worked in Paris during his adult life. His D minor Symphony is one of his later and most mature compositions.

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Early bird offer: £2 off if booked by Saturday 11 May
£25, £20, £13
Over 65s £2 off
Children (Under 16) £2
f/t Students £12.50, £10, £6.50 (includes £2 booking fee)
Group rates available

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Full programme announcement May 2019