French Pastoral with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Group of Violinists

It was quite the gift: in 1910, Ravel wrote a set of five pieces for piano depicting classic fairytales for two children he babysat. But these little stories, from Tom Thumb to Beauty and the Beast, proved far more significant when augmented and orchestrated. The result was a present to Ravel from himself: a musical magic garden that allowed the composer to escape into a world of childlike wonder.

Nicolò Foron conducts it here alongside more beauteous music from France and Britten’s sparkling setting of French poetry, Les Illuminations

Fauré Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op. 80
Britten Les Illuminations, Op. 18
Debussy Prélude à l’aprés-midi d’un faune 
Ravel Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose Suite) 

Ruby Hughes soprano
Nicolò Foron conductor

Ticket Information

Full price: £15, £28, £38, £48

Students from £5

Doors open at 19:00 ready for a 19:30 start

Duration: 120 Minutes including an internal of 20 minutes


Or call Oxford Philharmonic's Box Office via 01865 980980 (Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00)

Suitable for ages 6+

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