Paris-Manchester 1918
Conservatoires in time of war

RNCM + Paris Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra | Théâtre du CNSAD (Paris)

Thursday 8 March 8pm

Théâtre du Conservatoire National Superieur d’Art Dramatique (Paris)

Vintage photos, letters and postcards lie on a table.

Please note this event is taking place at Théâtre du Conservatoire National Superieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris.

Claude Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Edward Elgar Variations on an Original Theme Op 36 ‘Enigma’
Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique Op 14

Markus Stenz conductor

The venue for our final orchestral performance is steeped in musical history. Once the location of the Paris Conservatoire and a mainstay for Parisian musical life, during the war audiences often heard the music of Berlioz, including the famous Symphonie Fantastique. This concert hall was notably the venue for Symphonie Fantastique’s 1830 première – an amazing source of inspiration for our joint forces as they perform this seminal work on the exact same stage.