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BSO: Classic FM Hall of Fame

The greatest works in classical music

Sat 20 Apr 2024

Artists: Pete Harrison, conductor

Enjoy an evening featuring five of the greatest works in classical music!

Rossini’s evocative overture with its flowing melodies and infectious momentum, is instantly recognisable while Grieg’s Piano Concerto is loved for its lyrical and melodic tunes, drawn from Norwegian folk music. Witness the fire, passion and revenge in a doomed Spanish love story in the orchestral suite from Bizet’s Carmen and bathe in the silvery light of Debussy’s ode to the moon. Finally, Gershwin’s vivid musical postcard portrays the impressions of Parisian life – the American tourist brought to life in a bluesy trumpet solo, rollicking syncopated rhythms, and sweeping, romantic melodies.

Works and composers
• Rossini, The Thieving Magpie Overture
• Grieg, Piano Concerto
• Bizet, Carmen Suite
• Debussy, Claire de Lune
• Gershwin, An American in Paris