Daphnis and Chloe

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Daphnis and Chloe

Juanjo Mena, Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, makes his NWS debut in a sizzling collection of French and Spanish treasures for orchestra. Full of exotica, Manuel de Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat radiates passion through its fiery dances of love, jealousy and deception. Internationally acclaimed Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter dazzles in Camille Saint-Saëns’ virtuosic Second Piano Concerto, a masterpiece written in just 17 days. From dappling sunrise to a frenzied finale, Maurice Ravel takes you on the romantic odyssey of Daphnis and Chloe. While Ravel called his ballet a “vast musical fresco,” Stravinsky dubbed it “one of the most beautiful products in all of French music.”

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