1 September 2016

Daniele Gatti, conductor

Side by Side | Debussy

RCO meets Ljubljana

Tickets & Programme
September 2016 Thursday 20:00
Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana
past concert
Claude Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Henri Dutilleux Métaboles
Claude Debussy Jeux
Igor Stravinsky Petrushka

RCO meets Europe, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s tour of all the EU member states, continues in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, with chief conductor Daniele Gatti. The orchestra is performing Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, as dreamy as it was groundbreaking when it was written, side by side with young musicians from the Ljubljana International Orchestra.

Following the orchestral work Métaboles by Henri Dutilleux, who passed away in 2013, Maestro Gatti leads the RCO in two exciting, colourful ballets which were premiered in Paris at the beginning of the twentieth century: Stravinsky’s Petrushka, about the adventures of a rag doll at a fair, and Debussy’s ‘musical joke’ Jeux, about a tennis ball, a man and two women playing a tennis match on a sultry summer night.