Concerts – Part Two: Paris
Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey
Ah, Paris in the 1920s. Stravinsky was on the rise and rise. But did his vanity outweigh his virtuosity? Either way, his music proved a fertile group for collaboration with the artists and designers of the moment including Coco Chanel, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
The Song of the Nightingale
Hear the music of Stravinsky's first collaboration with George Balanchine, with designs from Henri Matisse, before Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.
Friday 23 February | 7.30pm
Renard and Mavra
Hear students from the Royal College of Music performing Stravinsky's music alongside students from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Tuesday 27 February | 7.30pm
Reinvention by looking back. Enjoy Stravinsky's Pulcinella, a joyful twist on old Baroque music.
Wednesday 28 February | 7.30pm
The Fairy's Kiss
An homage to Tchaikovsky. Enjoy Stravinsky's adaptation of Tchaikovsky's music, plus Daniil Trifonov plays Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1.
Saturday 17 March | 7.30pm
Hear the ballet music for Apollon musagète, Stravinsky's collaboration with George Balanchine and Coco Chanel.
Wednesday 21 March | 7.30pm
Symphony of Psalms
A new religion. Stravinsky's choral music showcases his new-found faith. Plus Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs his 'unplayable' Violin Concerto.
Saturday 24 March | 7.30pm
Classical tendencies. Hear Stravinsky's extraordinary melodrama / ballet Perséphone conducted by Thomas Adès.
Wednesday 11 April | 7.30pm
Free pre-concert events