Les Siècles presents playful, early 20th century French music with live animation
Be enchanted by the imaginings of two influential French composers: hide and seek in an evening garden, a piano concerto for the left hand only, a selection of fairy tales and a masterful evocation of the sea. With founder and principal conductor, François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles is known for combining period instruments and a fresh approach. For Ravel’s Piano Concerto, the group is joined by star soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Their performance of the gorgeous Ma mère l'oye (Mother Goose) is accompanied by Grégoire Pont’s hand-drawn illustrations, many created on the spot. Running Order: - Claude Debussy: Jeux - Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto for the left hand - Interval - Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l'oye (Mother Goose), complete ballet with animation by Grégoire Pont - Claude Debussy: La mer Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
"Bavouzet's playing has precision, finesse and fiery elegance."