ONLINE EVENT: Bennett, Ravel & Gershwin


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Thu 8 Apr 2021 7.00pm - 8.05pm

Richard Rodney Bennett Partita for orchestra
Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Gershwin arr Robert Russell Bennett
Porgy and Bess – A Symphonic Picture

John Wilson conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

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John Wilson takes personal favourites by Gershwin, Ravel and Richard Rodney Bennett, and presents them in glorious sonic Technicolor.

Everyone knows that no-one – but no-one – conducts Gershwin with more verve and style than John Wilson. But today he gets even more personal, with joyous, multicoloured showpieces by two composers close to his heart: Ravel's Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, and Richard Rodney Bennett’s brilliant Partita.

For some, Rodney Bennett was the composer who did Four Weddings and a Funeral; for others, he was one of the finest jazz pianists of our time. But for Wilson, he was a friend, an inspiration, and ‘an absolute master’. This should be a treat.