Music in the Courtyard The London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Academy of Arts
The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Academy of Arts joined forces to present Music in the Courtyard, a unique outdoor concert celebrating Impressionist masterpieces from the realms of visual arts and orchestral music, with kind support from JTI.
The concert was filmed on 1 September and was streamed live on the LPO and Guardian websites.
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Programme order with approximate timings
Ravel Rapsodie espagnole (15 mins)
Chausson Poème pour violon (16 mins)
Ravel Une barque sur l'océan (7 mins)
INTERVAL (20 mins)
Duparc Mélodies (20 mins)
Dukas La Péri (17 mins)
Ravel La valse (13 mins)
Fabien Gabel conductor Danielle de Niesesoprano Simone Lamsma violin
Danielle de Niese featured courtesy of Decca Classics.
Concert introduction - impressionism in art and music, by Royal Academy of Arts curator MaryAnne Stevens
The expansive melodies and subtly shifting harmonies you can hear the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform in works by Ravel, Chausson and Dukas are the perfect musical counterpart to the paintings by Monet, Manet, Pissarro, Degas, and others, that feature in the Royal Academy’s From Paris: A Taste for Impressionismexhibition. Danielle de Niese, described as ‘Opera’s coolest soprano’ by the New York Times Magazine, takes centre stage to sing Duparc’s Mélodies and violinist Simone Lamsma, regarded as one of the leading artists of her generation, joins the Orchestra on stage to perform Chausson’s Poème, both under the baton of French conductor Fabien Gabel.
Music in the Courtyard celebrates JTI’s long-term cultural partnerships with both the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Academy of Arts, allowing both organisations to develop new audiences that they might not otherwise reach, and giving a wide range of people an opportunity to hear a world renowned orchestra in the Annenberg Courtyard of Piccadilly’s historic Burlington House.