LPO to Play Outdoor RAA Show

The London Philharmonic Orchestra are set to perform outside the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

The concert will take place on September 1 in the Annenberg Courtyard of Burlington House. The venue has more recently hosted sculpture exhibitions from the likes of Damien Hurst, Jake and Dinos Chapman and Barry Flanagan. 

The concert – entitled Music in the Courtyard – is set to coincide with the Royal Academy’s ‘From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism’ exhibition. Music by Ravel, Duparc, Dukas and Chausson will be featured in the programme. The London Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by soprano Danielle de Niese. 

Speaking of the event, MaryAnne Stevens, co-curator of the exhibition, said: "The period in which the masterpieces in the exhibition and the music presented in the concert were created was one of intense innovation and creative richness in France."