Thursday 18 February 2010 at 7.30pm
Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121-780 3333
Gilbert Varga conductor
Katia & Marielle Labèque pianos
Berlioz: Overture – Le Corsaire 9′
Debussy: En blanc et noir 16′
Poulenc: Concerto for two pianos 20′
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite 18′
Ravel: Boléro 14′
It’s a real pleasure to welcome back to Birmingham the amazing Labèque sisters, for one of the most sparkling of all French pieces, Poulenc’s delightful double concerto. They also bring their uniquely gallic flair to Debussy’s masterpiece for two pianos and Ravel’s sumptuous Spanish fantasy brings the evening to an exuberant finish.
We are sorry to announce that Lionel Bringuier has been obliged to withdraw from tonight’s concert as he has had a fall and injured his arm. We are very grateful to Gilbert Varga who replaces him at short notice. This replacement has led to a change in the advertised programme, which is now as listed above.