Kristin Scott Thomas to narrate Stravinsky

Kristin Scott Thomas makes her debut with London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) on 11 April. The British actor will narrate a performance of Stravinsky’s Perséphone at Royal Festival Hall.

Scott Thomas is best known for her roles in films like The English Patient, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Gosford Park. She is also an acclaimed stage actor, winning an Oliver Award in 2008 for her performance in The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre.

Thomas Adès’ Powder her Face Suite and Gerald Barry’s Organ Concerto are also in the programme. Adès conducts, supported by organist Thomas Trotter, tenor Toby Spence, London Philharmonic Choir and Trinity Boys Choir.

“I am thrilled to be performing with the LPO under the direction of Thomas Adès,” remarked Scott Thomas. “I have never done anything like this before and I love an adventure.”

The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and will be available online in the UK for 30 days via iPlayer. It is part of LPO’s Changing Faces: Stravinsky’s Journey series, which runs until 21 April.