Mikko Franck conducts Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les sortilèges”
Ravel’s short opera L’Enfant et les sortilèges is a work full of imagination, charm and humour. Like in a revue, the composer employs a wide range of musical styles one after another, from neo-Baroque sounds to ragtime. The conductor of this concert performance is Mikko Franck, who steps in for Seiji Ozawa. The focus of the first part of the evening is our 1st concertmaster, Noah Bendix-Balgley, who plays (without the participation of Mikko Franck) works by Mozart and Saint-Saëns.