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BBC Concert Orchestra - Ballet Music

  • Watford Coloseum Richmansworth Road Watford, WD17 3JN UK (map)

The BBC Concert Orchestra presents a programme of ballet music chosen by its Conductor Laureate and Principal Guest Conductor of The Royal Ballet, Barry Wordsworth.

Charles Mackerras’ extraordinarily effective musical score in his 1954 collaboration with choreographer John Cranko - The Lady and the Fool - makes use of lesser-known music from a number of Verdi’s operas. The comic ballet tells the story of Moondog, a poor but cheerful clown who falls in love with the sophisticated society beauty La Capricciosa who eventually chooses him over her many wealthy suitors.

Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Trespass, which was written for The Royal Ballet’s Metamorphosis: Titian project in 2012, and William Walton’s complex and symbolic ballet score and re-working of JS Bach’s cantatas in Frederick Ashton’s The Wise Virgins completes this enchanting programme at Watford Colosseum.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that as not everyone who asks for tickets uses them, to make sure we have a full house we send out more tickets than there are places. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people so please arrive early.