"Symphonic Variations" was one of Frederick Ashton's finest works for the Royal Opera House, and became a cornerstone of The Royal Ballet's repertory.
It was written for just six dancers, who never leave the stage, and uses Cesar Franck's brooding 'Variations' for piano and orchestra. The dancers perform a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos, but always retaining a sense of serenity and spaciousness throughout.
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More classical music · More events at Royal Opera House
If you enjoy classical concerts at Royal Opera House, then here are some other events you might like…
Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall – Every day
Sunday organ recitals at St Paul’s Cathedral – Every Sunday (apart from the last Sunday of the month)
Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields – 2nd March Ó 4th May 2018 (selected dates only)
Sir Simon Rattle conducting Mahler and Helen Grime – 19th and 26th April 2018
Bach, Brahms, Debussy, Berg, Ravel and Brett Dean – 26th April 2018
Roussel, Chausson, Schubert — Queen Elizabeth Hall – 27th April 2018