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Louis Lortie plays Ravel

Thursday 23 May 2024, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall

Poulenc Les biches: Suite
Richard Dubugnon PANEM & CIRCENSES (world premiere)
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
Ravel Mother Goose: Suite

Jean-Luc Tingaud Conductor
Louis Lortie Piano

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Pianist Louis Lortie stars in a concert of Ravel and Poulenc – music with a certain je-ne-sais-quoi

Naughty, but very nice. They do things differently in France, where elegance and seduction dance a delicate valse, and enjoyment is a serious business. So when Ravel opens a book of children’s fairy tales, you know to expect something a bit more sumptuous – and a lot more magical – than just the tales of Mother Goose.

Our Parisian guest-conductor, Jean-Luc Tingaud, brings all his Gallic wit to Poulenc’s delicious Les Biches – a celebration of youthful mischief beneath blue Riviera skies – and partners a legend among French pianists, the inimitable Louis Lortie, with Ravel’s brilliant concerto. Expect Spanish sunlight, the smoky aroma of jazz, and piano playing so flamboyant that it’ll dazzle your ears. 


This concert is supported by Poilâne, celebrating 92 years of artisan baking.

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Large print versions and digital formats of the programme for this concert are available on request for customers with accessibility requirements. Please email your request to Doran Crowhurst crowhurstd@rpo.co.uk at least one full week before the performance.


Ticket information

Doors: 6.45pm

Concert starts: 7:30pm (approximate end time: 9.45pm)

Tickets from £15 (prices subject to change)

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