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Sir Antonio Pappano conducting at the Barbican

Half Six Fix: Daphnis and Chloé

Lush. Mellifluous. Unearthly.

Barbican

Wednesday 10 April 2024 • 6.30pm

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The Concert

Maurice Ravel Daphnis and Chloé – complete ballet

Sir Antonio Pappano  conductor & presenter
Tenebrae
London Symphony Orchestra

The concert will finish at approximately 7.45pm (timings subject to change)

Tickets

£35 £25 £18 £15
+ £4 booking fee per online/phone transaction

Wildcard Tickets

£10/£15 + booking fee as above
Guaranteed entry – your seat will be allocated on the day.
Limited releases throughout the season. Full details

Check for Wildcards

Save on Your Booking

Multibuy Discounts – save up to 40%
Under-18s – £6 tickets
14–25s – discounts for Young Barbican Members
Groups of 10+ – save at least 20%
Access – free companion tickets for Barbican Access Members
Full details below

Kick-start your evening with a Half Six Fix concert. One piece in a 60-minute concert, introduced by the performers, with screens in the hall to bring you closer to the action.

The Programme

Begin your evening with the gauzy, sensuous soundscape of Ravel’s pastoral ballet, as Sir Antonio Pappano introduces and conducts Daphnis and Chloé.

In turn-of-the-century Paris, Ravel composed a ballet about ancient Greece for a Russian dance company. The result was music of fluid, diaphanous beauty, a languid drama of danger and desire. Confronting its strange, modern rhythms, the dancers are said to have chanted the name of Ballet Russes impresario ‘Ser-gei Dia-ghi-lev’ to stay on beat.

But Ravel’s choreographic symphony, complete with wordless chorus and even a wind machine, has stood the test of time.

The Performers

Sir Antonio Pappano, Chief Conductor Designate, and the LSO unfurl the story of the young lovers in an enchanting interplay of rhythm and colour. The choral phenomenon Tenebrae contribute their unforgettable sound.

I must tell you that I’ve just had an insane week: preparation of a ballet libretto for the next Russian season. Almost every night, work until 3am. What complicates things is that [choreographer] Fokine doesn’t know a word of French, and in Russian I only know how to swear.’ – A letter written by Ravel while composing Daphnis and Chloé

Booking and Discounts

Booking Your Tickets

Online at lso.co.uk or barbican.org.uk
By phone on +44 20 7870 2500 (Monday to Friday 12–5.30pm)
In person at the Barbican Centre

£4 booking fee per transaction when booking online or by phone

Refunds and Exchanges

If you can no longer user your tickets, you can exchange them for another LSO concert or Barbican credit voucher (valid for six months). Please inform the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance (two weeks for group bookings). A per-ticket administration fee applies for all exchange services.

Questions About Your Booking?

Contact the Barbican Box Office at tickets@barbican.org.uk.

Visit the Barbican website for conditions of sale.

The LSO reserves the right to change artists or programmes if necessary. If the event is cancelled, all bookers will receive a refund. All discounts are subject to availability and may not be combined. Box office calls may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance or training purposes.

Multibuy Discounts

Book 2 to 3 concerts and save 10%
Book 4 to 7 concerts and save 20%
Book 8 to 11 concerts and save 30%
Book 12 or more concerts and save 40%

Plus retain your discount for any later bookings within the season.

Multibuy Discounts: Full Details

Wildcards

£12 or £16 (£10 or £15 for Half Six Fix concerts), plus booking fee. You are guaranteed entry to the concert but you won’t know your exact seat until the evening of the performance. Will you be lucky and bag a top-price seat in the stalls? Find out more about Wildcards.

Young People

£6 tickets for under-18s. Discounted tickets are available for selected LSO concerts for 14–25s through Young Barbican, and for full-time students through Student Pulse London.

Groups of 10+

Save 20%, or 30% when booking two or more concerts in the same season, plus additional benefits. Find out more about group booking.

Access Members

Members of the Barbican’s Access Scheme can book wheelchair places priced at the lowest price for that event and book a free companion seat. Join the Barbican Access Scheme.

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