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: The French Connection

Pre-Concert Talk: Jonathan Cross

Saturday 28 October 2017 6:00PM

Nash Ensemble: The French Connection

Nash Ensemble © K Leighton

Nash Ensemble

Saturday 28 October 2017 7:30PM

Debussy, Stravinsky, Ravel, Chabrier and Saint-Saëns

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Nash Ensemble

Saturday 9 December 2017 6:00PM

Pre-Concert Event

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Nash Ensemble; Roderick Williams baritone

Saturday 9 December 2017 7:30PM

Debussy, Stravinsky, Poulenc and Ravel

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Nash Ensemble; Lawrence Power; Ian Brown; Stéphanie d'Oustrac

Saturday 13 January 2018 7:30PM

Debussy, Vierne, Honnoré, Duparc and Ravel

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Nash Ensemble

Saturday 10 February 2018 6:00PM

Duruflé, Debussy and Ravel

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Nash Ensemble

Saturday 10 February 2018 7:30PM

Ravel, Stravinsky, Debussy and Fauré

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Nash Ensemble; Eleanor Bron; Malcolm Sinclair

Saturday 10 March 2018 7:30PM

Fairy Tales

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Nash Ensemble; Musicians from the Royal Academy of Music

Tuesday 20 March 2018 5:30PM

Stravinsky, Debussy, Poulenc and Milhaud

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Nash Ensemble; Ian Brown piano; Christine Rice mezzo-soprano

Tuesday 20 March 2018 7:30PM

Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Debussy, Delage and Fauré