Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

David Greilsammer, recognised as one of today’s most adventurous classical artists, directs a programme dedicated to 1920s Paris and Stravinsky's Pulcinella; a decade of music which combines the surreal, the bohemian and the bizarre.

Le bœuf sur le toit inspired the name of the bar where Jean Cocteau met his artistic acolytes from 1921, many of whom contributed music and madness to Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel, the outlandish tale of a Bastille Day wedding atop the Eiffel Tower – a tale featuring a spontaneously appearing telegraph office, a man-eating lion and an existential “child of the future”.

Part of City of London Sinfonia’s Worlds Colliding series, exploring the blurred lines between classical music and popular culture.

RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte
MILHAUD Le bœuf sur le toit
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite
'LES SIX' Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel: Overture (Auric), La Valse des Dépêches (Tailleferre), La Baigneuse de Trouville (Poulenc)
POULENC Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor

City of London Sinfonia
David Greilsammer Piano/Conductor
Narrator to be announced

There will be a 20-minute interval



Ticket information

Front Stalls: £30, £20
Rear Stalls: £30, £20, £10

Wheelchair + companion: £20 Rear Stalls, £10 Front Stalls
Child (under 16): 25% off
CLS 5IVER (16-25yrs/students): £5 (£20 and £10 seats only)
Concessions (jobseekers/disability allowance): 25% off (£20 and £10 seats only)

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