27 January 2024
7.30 pm

Dukas La Péri: Fanfare
Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
Debussy La Mer
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique 

27 January 2024 7.30 pm

Robert Guy - conductor

A short fanfare introduces our all-French programme for this concert followed by Ravel’s ever-popular Pavane.

Debussy's La Mer, is one of the most magnificent musical invocations of the sea but tumultuous as it is, it is calm in comparison to Berlioz’s masterpiece which follows. As Bernstein once said: "Berlioz tells it like it is. You take a trip, you wind up screaming at your own funeral." A journey through dreams, ballrooms, the countryside, a beheading and a witches’ Sabbath. Things don’t get much more fantastic!