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Music in the Courtyard from the Royal Academy

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"The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Academy of Arts join forces to present Music in the Courtyard, a unique outdoor concert that celebrates Impressionist masterpieces from the realms of visual arts and orchestral music, with kind support from JTI.....The expansive melodies and subtly shifting harmonies you can hear the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform in works by Ravel, Chausson and Dukas are the perfect musical counterpart to the paintings by Monet, Manet, Pissarro, Degas, and others, that feature in the Royal Academy’s From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism exhibition.

Programme order with approximate timings

Ravel Rapsodie espagnole (15 mins)

Chausson Poème pour violon (16 mins)

Ravel Une barque sur l'océan (7 mins)

INTERVAL (20 mins)

Duparc Mélodies (15 mins)

Dukas La Péri (17 mins)

Ravel La valse (13 mins)

Fabien Gabel conductor

Danielle de Niesesoprano

Simone Lamsma violin

The filmed concert has already been streamed live but will be available on demand from Monday for two weeks:

Lots of supporting information/articles/video from the Guardian: http://www.guardian....monic-orchestra

and the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) http://www.lpo.org.uk/ra/index.html. The LPO has a twenty page booklet of program notes on its website.

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