In this delightful programme of 20th-century French musical treats, French conductor Sylvain Gasançon takes you to the Swiss Alps with Honegger’s atmospheric tone poem, and also leads you through a fascinating insect garden created by Roussel. Along the way, hear master orchestrator Ravel’s depiction of a little princess dancing a beautiful pavane, and a tribute to his friends in the Couperin suite. Born in France, HK Phil Co-Principal Flute Olivier Nowak will showcase his virtuosity in Ibert’s light-hearted concerto.
Honegger – Pastorale d’été
Ibert – Flute Concerto : 1st Movement
Ravel – Pavane pour une infante défunte
Milhaud – Concerto for Percussion
Roussel – Le festin de l’araignée excerpt
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
*The performance will last for 1 hour with no interval.
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The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) is now recognised as Asia’s foremost classical orchestra, presenting more than 150 concerts over a 44-week season. The HK Phil won the prestigious Gramophone Orchestra of the Year Award 2019 – the first orchestra in Asia to receive this accolade. With Music Director Jaap van Zweden since 2012, the HK Phil has toured to Europe, Asia, Australia, and on numerous occasions to Mainland China. The HK Phil runs an extensive education programme, commissions new works, and nurtures local talent.
Conductor: Sylvain Gasançon
Flute: Olivier Nowak
Percussion: Aziz D. Barnard Luce