An exploration of a great composer from the satirical to the spiritual
Tonight the Philharmonic turn their instruments to the work of Francis Poulenc, performing Piano Concerto and Stabat Mater. Poulenc was a mischievous individual, and his imagination proved boundless. He took the simplicity of popular French music and gave it a satirical twist. He also shows his more transcendent side in Stabat Mater. There's a performance of Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7 too, a 13th Century poem of mourning and redemption. Best available seating allocated on arrival, normally £27-£39. You pay £15, saving you up to £24 per ticket. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted. Between 6:15pm-6:45pm there will be a free pre-concert talk with Dr Caroline Potter, who looks at the life and works of Francis Poulenc.
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