What Makes It Great?® Stravinsky The Firebird
Daniel Janke: Sesquie for Canada 150
Russian composer Igor Stravinsky broke through to fame in 1910 when his glittering and dynamic ballet score The Firebird premièred in Paris. The plot was drawn from Russian fairy tales, and Stravinsky packed the music with orchestral colour and folk-flavoured melodies. In the first half, Rob Kapilow takes you inside this magic kingdom to show you its roots and explore Stravinsky’s methods in bringing it to life. After intermission, he conducts the TSO in a full performance of the suite. (Pictured: Rob Kapilow, conductor & host)
Download the program for this concert.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.
Concert running time is approximately two hours including a 20-minute intermission. The first half includes Rob Kapilow's "What Makes It Great?®" presentation, followed by a 20-minute intermission. The orchestra will then perform Suite from The Firebird, followed by a Q&A with the audience.