VIRTUAL CONCERT | The Firebird | RPO 19/20 Season Concert Rebroadcast + Live Chat
*The event has already taken place on this date: Mon, 06/01/2020
June 1 | 8PM | Classical 91.5 or www.Classical915.org
Ward Stare, conductor
Andrei Ioniță, cello
- DEBUSSY Printemps
- ELGAR Cello Concerto
- BOULANGER D’un soir triste
- BOULANGER D’un matin de printemps
- STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite (1919)
As difficult as it may be to believe, The Firebird was Igor Stravinsky’s first large-scale work for orchestra. The ballet was such a tremendous success that the composer instantly became an international sensation. The program also features two works by Lili Boulanger, Nadia’s younger sister. This gifted composer’s career skyrocketed when she became the first woman to win the Prix de Rome at the age of 19, but was cut tragically short when she died five years later from a chronic illness. Elgar’s Cello Concerto, his last major work, speaks of the anguish and disillusionment the composer felt about the Great War and what it had done to the world. The concert opens with Debussy’s Printemps (Springtime), a misty blend of winds, strings, and brass.
Join us Monday’s at 8pm EST for rebroadcasts of full RPO concerts from our 2019-20 season! Listen live on FM 91.5 or stream them on www.classical915.org.
LIVE COMMENTARY by your RPO Musicians – Head over to the brand new RPO/WXXI 91.5 Facebook group to get a peek “behind the curtain,” as Steve Laipher (horn) and Eric Behr (principal oboe) provide “Sometimes Serious, Always Educational” commentary in real time throughout the concert - and answer your questions live! A Facebook account is required. Join the Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/254234502410236/
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