The worlds of fairy-tale and dream mingle in music seen through the eyes of a child.
Whether it’s Duke Ellington’s playful jazz arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, the blues and tomfoolery of Ravel’s piano concerto, or Prokofiev’s fantastical retelling of Cinderella, all three composers share the ability to set the orchestra alight in an array of sparkling new colours.
Conductor: David Danzmayr
Piano: Huw Watkins
Tchaikovsky/Ellington/Strayhorn: The Nutcracker Suite, for orchestra
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Prokofiev: Selections from Cinderella
BBC NOW Pre Concert Talk | 6.30pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Discover More: The art of ‘jazzical’ cross-overAll three composers tonight blend the sounds of classical and jazz styles. We’ll find out how they do it so well, as well as talking to Huw Watkins about the particular innovations of Ravel’s imaginative concerto.
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Patrons are encouraged to bring along children and take advantage of Family Tickets, but please be aware that any noise can be picked up on the broadcast.
No content is unsuitable for children, but there may be extended periods of loud music. BBC NOW concerts are generally suitable for ages 7+, but parents will be the best judge of whether their children are able to sit quietly for a long time.
We would also advise taking an aisle seat so they can exit easily if needed.