‘My intention was to compose a large musical panorama in which, rather than the ancient reality, I wanted to depict the Greece of my dreams, which is closer to what the French artists of the late 18th century portrayed.’ In his impressionist ballet Daphnis et Chloé, based on the famous love story by Longus, which he wrote for the Ballets Russes shortly before the Great War, Maurice Ravel’s first priority was not to capture the historical life of Greece in late antiquity. In his four-part Rhapsodie espagnole for orchestra, however, captured the essence of Spanish music, and in his Tzigane for violin and orchestra of Hungarian Gypsy music. Ravel, as always, shows himself to be a master orchestrator who conjures the finest shades of meaning from the orchestra. And who better to conjure these ultimate nuances from the orchestra of La Monnaie than its Music Director Alain Altinoglu?
Cat 1 - € 44 / Cat 2 - € 34
Cat 3 - € 24 / Cat 4 - € 10
Pre-performance talk 30' before the performance by Frederic Delmotte (Dutch) and Benoit van Langenhove (French)
One free ticket for a young person under 18 years old per ticket sold.
Conductor ALAIN ALTINOGLU
Chorus master MARTINO FAGGIANI
Violin SATÉNIK KHOURDOIAN
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
La Monnaie Chorus Academy led by Benoît Giaux
PRODUCTION La Monnaie / De Munt
CO-PRESENTATION Bozar Music