Stravinsky’s Firebird

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Kodály                                                  Variations on a Hungarian Folksong (The Peacock)

Britten                                                  Piano Concerto

Stravinsky                                           The Firebird

Gergely Madaras                             CONDUCTOR

Steven Osborne                               PIANO

A dazzling aviary of bird-themed music awaits in this concert! Opening with Kodály’s Variations on a Hungarian Folksong (The Peacock), the centrepiece of this concert is Stravinsky’s glorious suite, The Firebird, with music that references both folk-song melodies and Stravinsky’s trademark exotic rhythms and chromaticism.

 

Conductor for the evening Gergely Madaras also conducts Steven Osborne in Britten’s Piano Concerto – full of confidence and extravagance, it makes perfect virtuoso material.

 

“Osborne has absolutely nailed the [Britten Piano Concerto’s] mixture of heartless exhibitionism and brittle ebullience, and he played it with glittering panache and awesome brilliance.” (The Guardian)

 

Free pre-concert talk at 7pm with conductor Gergely Madaras. All welcome.

In partnership with Belfast International Arts Festival

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