23. French Connections

11 October 2021, 5:45pm - 6:45pm

This concert is presented in association with the Académie Orsay-Royaumont, a leading training programme in France for exceptional young duos. The multi prize-winning French tenor Kaëlig Boché and Italian-American pianist Elenora Pertz are already making great waves, and today they bring a colourful programme of songs by Saint-Saëns, Poulenc and Zemlinsky.


Kaëlig Boché and Elenora Pertz performing in this year's Festival

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Kaëlig Boché performing at Révélations Classiques de l'Adami 2017

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This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.

Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.

All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.

For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The performance duration is approximately 1 hour and there will be no interval.


(Online bookings only)

Book five or more concerts at the same time: 5% discount

Book ten or more concerts at the same time: 10% discount

Book fifteen or more concerts at the same time: 15% discount

For even further discounts click here for more information on our Festival Passes.

Tickets for both in-person and the Digital Concert Hall will be issued as eTickets by default. Printed tickets are available on request, for an additional fee.


Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.

For more information about our COVID-19 safety measures, please click here.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the concert, please do not attend, but get in touch with our box office to arrange a refund.

  • Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)
  • Bleuet (1939) FP 102
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
  • Tristesse (1868) Op. 6 no.2
  • Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)
  • C (1943) FP 122 no.1 from Deux Poemes de Louis Aragon
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