Monday, 9 May 2016

Stravinsky - thirty-eight works across nine concerts

The Great Sacrifice' (original working title for <span class='ital'>The Rite of Spring</span>), preliminary paintings by Nicolas Roerich (1910). © Heritage Image Partnership Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo
The Great Sacrifice (original working title for The Rite of Spring),
preliminary paintings by Nicolas Roerich (1910)
© Heritage Image Partnership Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo
The Philharmonia Orchestra and their Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen are giving us the opportunity to hear 38 works by Stravinsky spread across nine concerts. Stravinsky Myths and Rituals will include semi-staged versions of Stravinsky's Mavra and Renard directed by Irina Brown, plus a version of Agon choreographed by Karole Armitage and Oedipus Rex directed by Peter Sellers, alongside concert performances of works such as The Rite of Spring and Les Noces and lesser known works like Perséphone, Orpheus and Apollon musagète

At St John's Smith Square there will be a more intimate performance of Stravinsky's sacred music performed by Philharmonia Voices, conductor David Edwards. Partner collaborations include three concerts from the Royal College of Music, and a rush-hour concert from the Southbank Sinfonia, plus all five of the Philharmonia Orchestra's concerts will be broadcast by BBC Radio 3.

Things start on 15 May with Esa-Pekka Salonnen conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall and events continue until September.
Full details from the Philharmonia Orchestra's website.

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