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TALES ON THE WATER

Saturday

21.01.2023

11:00 — Victoria Hall

family concert

programme

Orchestre du Collège de Genève
orchestra

Philippe Béran
conductor and presentation

Joan Mompart
storyteller

Bedřich Smetana

Má vlast, symphonic poem No. 2, The Moldau

Julien Le Hérissier

Suite Inuit, The Legend of the Polar Bear


the music

Smetana's symphonic poem The Moldau (Vltava in Czech) evocatively describes the birth of this river until it joins the Elbe after triumphantly entering Prague, where it flows proudly under the famous Charles Bridge. This famous musical page also represents an excellent introduction to classical music.

Simultaneously pursuing a career as composer and choirmaster, Julien Le Hérissier plunges into music as if an “incorporeal bubble, allowing him to travel, touch and communicate through magic". He composes and arranges educational works frequently with the theme of protecting different species and the environment.



the venues

OSR Live

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Maurice Ravel

Boléro

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 15 November 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No 6 'Pastoral'

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 26 November 2018 at Victoria Hall, Geneva