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Symphonic Brilliance: From Ravel to Barber

Maison symphonique From December 2 To 3, 2021

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Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Symphonic Brilliance: From Ravel to Barber performance scheduled on December 3, 2021, has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be reimbursed directly.

Ravel’s orchestral version of Le tombeau de Couperin, premiered in 1920 and paid tribute to friends who died on the front lines. It features four vividly coloured dances in the Renaissance style filled with human warmth. In contrast, the young genius Lili Boulanger’s D’un soir triste dispenses with warmth to express awareness of her imminent death due to illness. During the interwar period, France welcomed young and promising composers such as Copland, who wrote his first Symphony for Organ and Orchestra guided by Nadia Boulanger, and Barber, who completed his First Symphony in the French Alps.  In this concert, the fullness of French influence, extending over the Atlantic, shines through.

Le tombeau de Couperin, version for orchestra

Symphony for Organ and Orchestra

D’un soir triste [Of a Sad Evening]

Symphony no. 1, op. 9


Masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required
Masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required

Please note that physical distancing protocols are in effect for this performance, which means that 1 seat will remain empty on each side of seated spectators, except for spectators from the same family bubble.

To attend the performance, ticketholders must comply with the usual health and safety measures, in addition to meeting the following two criteria:

  • All spectators aged 13 and up must show a vaccine passport, along with a proof of ID, at the entrance to the performance hall. A photo ID is required for people of ages 16 to 74.

  • All spectators aged 10 and up must wear a face covering at all times: when circulating and during the performance (masks are also strongly recommended for children of ages 2 to 9).

For more information on the health and safety measures in effect at Place des Arts or to read our FAQ, please see the COVID-19 page.

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