June 14, 2012

Let there be
classical music!


Storied Paris concert hall the Olympia will welcome the Radio Classique Festival this weekend. A series of five  “Stars” and “Family” concerts will share the emotion of wonderful music. The Festival’s eclectic program includes a who’s who of the great composers, with works by Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Haydn, Beethoven, Berlioz, Dvorak and more.

The artists are as prestigious as the pieces they interpret. American soprano Barbara Hendricks headlines the “Stars” concert on Sunday, June 17 at 6 pm, accompanied by the Orchestre National de Lille, under the baton of its founder, renowned French conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus. The Orchestre de Paris will perform on Friday, June 15 at 9 pm for the first “Stars” concert”, featuring virtuoso cellist Anne Gastinel.

Young audiences will share the joys of classic music too, as they discover Le Carnaval des Animaux suite by Camille Saint-Saëns during two “Family” concerts. The young listeners will be entranced by the soft voice of narrator Elodie Fondacci, and enthralled by the Sotto Voce children’s choir. The concert—a first for many of them—promises to be a truly memorable musical experience.

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