Introducing Debussy La Mer

Watch our short introduction to Debussy's La Mer

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Royal Festival Hall 2014/15

  • Please note that a transaction fee of £1.75 will be added to each order made online.
  • Tickets booked fewer than five working days before the date of the concert will be available for collection at the ticket office from 6.30pm on the day of the performance.
  • Concessions: 50% off all ticket prices for full-time students, benefit recipients (Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Support or Pension Credit) and under-16s (maximum 4 per transaction. Not applicable to Family Concerts) only. Limited availability; appropriate cards will be checked on admission.
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London Philharmonic Orchestra ticket office: 020 7840 4242
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. £2.75 transaction fee

Southbank Centre ticket office: 0844 847 9920
Daily 9.30am-8pm. £2.75 transaction fee. All ticketing staff at Southbank Centre can take typetalk calls.
In person at Southbank Centre: no transaction fee.

Minimum age

7.30pm concerts are not recommended for children of five years and under, and Southbank Centre staff reserve the right to refuse entry to young children for these events. We recommend our FUNharmonics concerts for children.


Colourful French favourites

The Labèque sisters play Poulenc

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

Pierné Overture and Suite, Ramuntcho*
Poulenc Concerto for two pianos and orchestra
Ravel Rapsodie espagnole
Debussy La mer

Juanjo Mena conductor
Katia Labèque piano
Marielle Labèque piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra

* Supported by Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française.

Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena makes his London Philharmonic Orchestra debut in four distinct musical works from France, and the odd French glance over the border to Spain. The surging currents and surface spray of Debussy’s La mer stand in total contrast to the punchy, knockabout attitude of Poulenc’s acerbic Concerto for two pianos. Ravel’s lifelong affection for Spain radiates through every bar of his red-hot Rapsodie espagnole, and to begin comes music by France’s precursor to Serge Rachmaninoff, Gabriel Pierné. His incidental music to Pierre Loti’s 1897 novel-turned-play Ramuntcho is full of the passion, fervour and local colour of the play’s Basque Country setting.

Are you a student or under 26?

You can benefit from discounted tickets to this concert through our NOISE scheme. Students are eligible for £4 tickets and under 26 year olds are eligible for £8 tickets (ID required).

Call the box office on 0207 840 4242 for details and to book tickets (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm).

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