Orchestre National de Lille

Friday 31 January 2020, 19:00 PM



Friday, 31 January 2020



Orchestre National de Lille

Oval Hall | Sheffield City Hall

Alexandre Bloch conductor
Eric Lu piano

RAVEL Mother Goose Suite 16’
Images: Ibéria 20’
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 35’
La Valse 12’

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.

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Pre-Concert Dining is available for this concert. Two courses and a drink for £20 per person before the concert in the stunning art deco South Hall. Find out more> 
Just two minutes away from your seat enjoy a beautiful meal with us and then a spectacular concert for dessert.