London Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Music in the Courtyard
Monday, August 13, 2012
Saturday 1 September, 7.30pm
The London Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with the Royal Academy of Arts to celebrate Impressionism in music with a rare outdoor concert that complements the exhibition From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism. It will be the first time a symphony orchestra has performed in the Royal Academy of Arts’ historic courtyard.
Music in the Courtyard includes works by Ravel, Chausson, Duparc and Dukas that reflects the creative period during which the Impressionist artists were active. Soprano Danielle de Niese, described as ‘Opera’s coolest soprano’ by the New York Times Magazine, takes centre stage to sing Duparc's ravishing Mélodies, and violinist Simone Lamsma performs Chausson's Poème, both under the baton of French conductor Fabien Gabel.
All Music in the Courtyard tickets are £12 and available via a ballot system through the LPO’s website.