The 2018/19 Blackburn Classics season welcomes the Royal Northern Sinfonia at King George’s Hall

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.

Pre-Concert Talk
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.

Book for four concerts and save up to 15%

Book for three concerts and save up to 10%

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.

Event Details

VENUE: King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. BB2 1AA
DATE: Friday 16th November 2018
TIME: 7.30pm
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:
Online here.
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.

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