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7:30 PM , Royal Festival Hall , London

Valentine in Paris

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays Ravel

Humperdinck Prelude, Hansel and Gretel
Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte 
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 (Organ)

Emmanuel Krivine conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
Catherine Edwards organ
London Philharmonic Orchestra

French is the language of love; so this Valentine’s Day, why not whirl your significant other away for a night out across the Channel? No Eurostar required: after a brief stop in Humperdinck’s enchanted German forest, and the brief fairytale vision of Ravel’s beautiful Pavane, we’re straight into a Paris café: here Ravel’s Piano Concerto fills the air with the sounds of the Jazz Age. No-one in the world plays it with more panache than the great French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. And then maestro Emmanuel Krivine and the full London Philharmonic Orchestra ignite the fireworks, as Saint-Saëns’s spectacular ‘Organ’ Symphony lights up the night sky. All without leaving the Southbank…

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