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Warwick Arts Centre

We end our Fantastique tour in Warwick.

Thomas Adès Three Studies from Couperin
Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique (from memory)

Tom Poster piano
Nicholas Collon

Warwick Arts Centre

Fri 7 October 2022, 7.30pm
Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre
Tickets £16-£43 (plus booking fee)

Join Aurora in Warwick for the final date on our tour. Thomas Ades lays bare the music of François Couperin, fragments of the past meeting the present in kaleidoscopic explosions of colour. Tom Poster joins us for Ravel’s Piano Concerto. Jazz, classical and folk influences interweave in a masterpiece Ravel wrote not to be profound but to entertain.

Waltz through a glittering ball, enter a feverish dream, march to your own execution, and spin into dark delirium at a witches’ sabbath. Take on the opium-infused visions of a tortured artist haunted by unrequited passion in this of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Inspired by the composer’s own romantic infatuation with a young actress, this epoch-making work unfolds as a cinematic fantasy full of wild imagination and demonic madness – by turns gorgeous and grotesque. We premiered it at the BBC Proms in 2019 as one of the most talked-about orchestral events of the past decade.