The Paris Connection

Creative Quarter Over the Water

The December concert falls on the exact date of César Franck’s 200th anniversary and the orchestra perform his evergreen Symphony in D minor in a programme of works all with a Paris connection. Stravinsky wrote his first
great ballet score, The Firebird, for the 1910 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes company and this concert features the Suite from the ballet in the 1919 version.

The soloist in Poulenc’s tuneful and tender Piano Concerto is Mark Bebbington, whose 2020 recording of the concerto with the RPO on the Resonus label was shortlisted for the 2021 Gramophone Awards.

Location: The Halls, St Andrews Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU