Debussy Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune (arr. Farrington)
Françaix Wind Quintet No.1
Ravel Introduction and Allegro
Saint–Saëns Fantaisie for violin and harp
Debussy La Mer (arr. Farrington)
Kyra Humphreys director/violin
This November, King George’s Hall welcomes the Royal Northern Sinfonia with a spectacular concert of French music as part of the 2018/19 Blackburn Classics season.
The concert begins with Debussy’s ground-breaking orchestral prelude, based on a poem by Mallarmé in which a faun sees two beautiful nymphs and savours the exquisite memory whilst drifting in and out of sleep, and Françaix’s virtuosic Wind Quintet, a work that achieved a success beyond the composer’s wildest dreams.
Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro illustrates the full expressive range of the harp, almost like a miniature concerto. The concert draws to a close with Saint–Saëns’s seductive Fantaisie for violin and harp and Debussy’s picturesque and atmospheric seascape, La Mer.
Two members of Royal Northern Sinfonia will discuss the evening’s programme. The talk will commence on the raked seating at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £3 and include a complimentary drink.
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You can save money and claim a range of additional benefits if you subscribe to three or more concerts in the series:
Book for all five concerts and save up 20%, receive a discounted drinks voucher, save money on concert programmes and receive ticket discounts on a range of other shows at King George’s Hall.
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Further information can be found in the season brochure, or alternatively ask at the box office when booking your tickets.
A 2018/19 Classics Subscription Booking Form can be downloaded here.
VENUE: King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. BB2 1AA
DATE: Friday 16th November 2018
TICKET PRICE: Single Concert Ticket from £18
Single Concert Concession Ticket from £16
Student Ticket from £3
Part Season – 3 Concerts from £48
Part Season – 4 Concerts from £61
Full Subscription – 5 Concerts from £72
Tickets are available:
By Phone: 01254 582579
In Person: King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn.
Parking is available
– Fielden Street car park (BB2 1LH)
– The Mall car park (BB1 5AF)
– Street parking in the surrounding area is mostly FREE after 6pm
We are approximately 10 minutes walk from the bus and train stations, so are easily accessible by public transport.