The Russian Festival: Celebrating the Rite of Spring

The Firebird

Details

Please note that tickets are now only available through Arts Centre Melbourne.

Wednesday 7 August 2013
8:00pm

Book Tickets

Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Stravinsky The Firebird: Suite (1945)

Diego Matheuz conductor
Baiba Skride violin

In this opening program, the sublime Latvian violinist Baiba Skride is soloist in one of the world’s most beloved concertos. Stravinsky’s affection for Tchaikovsky’s music is made manifest throughout the festival: his father was a singer with the Imperial Opera in St Petersburg, and his family knew Tchaikovsky personally.

Pre-concert talk at 7pm
Rite or Wrong: The Greatest Compositions of the 20th Century. Panel discussion featuring MSO musicians and the MSO’s Director of Artistic Planning, Huw Humphreys.

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