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Sheffield City Hall
Barker's Pool
South Yorkshire
S1 2JA


Maurice RavelMother Goose suite
Claude DebussyImages pour orchestre: Ibéria
~ Interval ~
Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Concerto no.4 in G major, Op.58
Maurice RavelLa Valse for orchestra (arr. Larochelambert)


Eric Lu – Piano
Alexandre Bloch – Conductor

Orchestre National de Lille

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Programme Note

Throughout the ages French music has been marked by its refinement, great craftsmanship and subtle colours. Who better to show this than the Orchestre National de Lille under the baton of its Musical Director, the charismatic Alexandre Bloch? Two contrasting pieces by Ravel begin and end the concert: each movement of the alluring Ma Mére L’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite takes its title from a fairy tale; while La Valse pays joyful homage to the ballrooms of the past.

In Ibéria Debussy added French dressing to a foreign subject. As well as this exquisite Gallic fare we hear Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, a work both lyrical and humorous. The soloist is the astonishing Eric Lu, who in 2018 won the final of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition with an astounding performance of this very piece.

Pre-concert talk with BBC Broadcaster Trisha Cooper starts at 6pm.

Eric Lu, credit Janice Carissa

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