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Sir Antonio Pappano and the LSO stood on the Barbican stage

Sir Antonio Pappano & Alison Balsom

On Tour in Bristol

Friday 12 April 2024 • 7pm

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The Concert

Wynton Marsalis Trumpet Concerto
Maurice Ravel Daphnis and Chloé

Sir Antonio Pappano  conductor
Alison Balsom 
London Symphony Orchestra



Tickets available from Bristol Beacon

The gauzy, sensuous soundscape of Ravel’s pastoral ballet meets Wynton Marsalis’ jazz-inflected Trumpet Concerto.

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 Russe’s impresario ‘Ser-gei Dia-ghi-lev’ to stay on beat.

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and musician Wynton Marsalis mingles jazz, blues, soul and the classical tradition across his thrilling oeuvre.

This is the first time Sir Antonio Pappano, Chief Conductor Designate, has conducted music by Marsalis, and he and the LSO pay tribute to the composer in this deeply felt performance. Alison Balsom, for whom the concerto was written, is attuned to every nuance of the piece.