Saint-Saëns' Circle: Ashley Riches


NB: Change of artist

Fri 18 Mar 2022 1.00pm - 2.00pm
LSO St Luke's, London

Saint-Saëns La brise, Au cimitière and Tournoiement from 'Mélodies persanes'
Duparc La vague et la cloche; Phidylé; Serenade
Debussy Nuit d’étoiles; Beau soir
Debussy En sourdine, Fantoches and Clair de lune from 'Fêtes galantes'
Ravel Histoires naturelles

Ashley Riches bass-baritone
Joseph Middleton piano

Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions, £5 under-18s)

NB Unallocated seating

£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Part of the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts multibuy - click here for more information on multibuys



Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

Please note their have been some updates to the programme since it was announced last week.

Saint-Saëns was one of the most gifted composers of his era, influencing a generation of French composers. In this series we hear his music paired with works by students, friends and contemporaries.

Concert programme

You can download a copy of the concert programme to view in advance.

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Good to Know

We are doing everything we can to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Below are answers to some FAQs, and you can find further information here.

How are seats at LSO St Luke's arranged?

The majority of our seats are no longer socially-distanced, however some rows of seats in the stalls remain configured in socially-distanced singles and pairs, for those that would prefer to use them. All seats are unallocated – you may book for stalls or balcony, and are then free to sit wherever you wish.

What safety measures are in place?

Following the recent Government guidance, all visitors must wear a face covering as a condition of entry, unless exempt or under 12.

Visitors are not currently required to present an NHS Covid pass or proof of a negative Covid test result, but you are strongly encouraged to take a lateral flow test before attending while infection rates are still high.

Click here to see what other safety measures are in place.

What if I or someone I know develops Coronavirus symptoms before the concert?

Please stay at home if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you’ve recently been in contact with someone who has the virus.

If you are unable to use your tickets because you are unwell or isolating, please contact [email protected] in order to arrange a credit or swap.


Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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