Friday 8 March at 12:00pm
Melbourne Town Hall
About the performance
Beyond the realm of the modern world lies the mysterious Firebird. Trapped in the Hall of the Mountain King, only one man and his paper umbrella can save this magical bird and its golden glowing feathers.
Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite are some of the most dramatic, imaginative and immersive classical works of their time. Presenter Richard Vaudrey’s brand new script translates the compositional complexities into an informative, entertaining and spellbinding performance from the MSO.
“I want even the youngest of children to understand Stravinsky’s starting point: his imagination. At the heart of every great composer’s complex actions is a rich sense of imagination – a simple idea – that is then translated into the sounds created by all the incredible instruments of the orchestra.” – Richard Vaudrey
Enhance your concert experience
Tickets to all MSO Education concerts include an exclusive pre-concert briefing for teachers suitable for generalist and specialist teacher alike. Hear from MSO education staff and musicians about key concert themes and our suites of curriculum-linked pre-concert resources so you can effectively incorporate these into your planning. A must!
The briefing for this concert will be held on Monday 4 February between 4.30 and 5.30pm at Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank. We’ll email your school’s ticket purchaser two weeks prior to the session.
Benjamin Northey conductor
Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No.1 (Morning; In the Hall of the Mountain King) | Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919) | Kats-Chernin Dance of the Paper Umbrellas
Ticket price: $17 per ticket, one free teacher per 10 students
Included in your ticket price is a suite of pre-concert, curriculum-linked digital resources, plus a pre-event teacher information session hosted by MSO staff and artists designed to help you make the most of the concert content and pre-concert resources package (details will follow your booking).