On Sat 13 Apr, the BBC Philharmonic presents an evening of sun-dappled virtuosity with Tapas and Some French Bon Bons, a soaring celebration of Mediterranean music which imbues the rain-drenched streets of Manchester with vibrant, passionate heat at The Bridgewater Hall.

Led by conductor Juanjo Mena alongside the welcome return of world-renowned violinist James Ehnes, the orchestra brings a dose of fiesta fire to the city with Saint-Saens’ blistering Third Violin Concerto, originally written for the Romantic icon Pablo de Sarasate, and Manuel de Falla sustains the simmering energy with The Three-Cornered Hat, a joyous arrangement filled with flamenco rhythms and Andalusian folk inflections. Before passion can spill into frenzy, Mena restores order with Berlioz’s taut, triumphant Overture ‘Le carnival romain’ and Ravel’s Alborada de gracioso.

Click here to book tickets for Tapas and Some French Bon Bons at The Bridgewater Hall.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 13 Apr, 7.30pm, The Bridgewater Hall,
Lower Mosley St, Manchester, M2 3WS
, £14.50-£29
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Thu 7 Mar 2024