Nash Ensemble: The French Connection

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During Stravinsky’s time in French-speaking Switzerland and France he encountered ragtime and jazz, and developed his ‘neo-classical’ approach, while retaining musical affinities with his native Russia.

This series juxtaposes music from his French period with music by a variety of composers from the French tradition – including Saint-Saëns and Fauré, the great Impressionists Debussy and Ravel, and the ‘bright young things’ of the generation that emerged after the First World War.

Under the Patronage of H.E. Madame Sylvie Bermann, French Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Nash Ensemble © K Leighton

Nash Ensemble; Eleanor Bron; Mark Stone

Saturday 10 March 2018 7:30PM

Fairy Tales

Nash Ensemble © K Leighton

Nash Ensemble; Musicians from the Royal Academy of Music

Tuesday 20 March 2018 5:30PM

Stravinsky, Debussy, Poulenc and Milhaud

Nash Ensemble © K Leighton

Nash Ensemble; Ian Brown piano; Rebecca Evans soprano

Tuesday 20 March 2018 7:30PM

Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Debussy, Delage and Fauré