No one has done more to enhance the image of the harpsichord in recent years than the Iranian-American virtuoso Mahan Esfahani who has captivated audiences with his fiery and engaging performances. In this concert he performs, and directs Britten Sinfonia, in a programme peppered with Mediterranean flavour including one of De Falla’s most popular ballet scores featuring the stunning Ritual Fire Dance.
Find out more about Mahan in our Q&A with him.
Download the programme notes.
Saffron Hall Pre-Concert Talk, 6.30pm: A pre-concert talk with Mahan Esfahani about tonight’s programme (free to ticket holders)
Francisco Coll’s Harpischord Concerto is commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and the William Alwyn Foundation with support from donors to the Musically Gifted scheme.