Part One: Revolution

Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey

Russia 1908. Teetering between revolutions, St Petersburg plays host to a concert featuring two works by a young composer. In the audience was critic and showman Serge Diaghilev. So begins a relationship which will create a musical revolution.

Symphony No. 1

Stravinsky’s journey starts here, as a music student in Russia. Enjoy his First Symphony, alongside work from his teachers and peers.

Saturday 3 February | 7.30pm

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The Firebird

The big break. Hear the music that launched Stravinsky into stardom.

Wednesday 7 February | 7.30pm

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Petrushka

Stravinsky conjures up images of Russia in his ballet Petrushka.

Saturday 10 February | 7.30pm

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The Rite of Spring

Hear the music that made Stravinsky an icon, and provoked a riot at its premiere ... or did it?

Wednesday 21 February | 7.30pm

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Stravinsky's First Ballets

Hear about Stravinsky's first 3 ballets with the Ballets Russes then book to hear them this February.

Free pre-concert events

Behind the Baton – Vladimir Jurowski

Conductor Vladimir Jurowski answers your questions and talks all things Stravinsky.

Saturday 3 February | 6.15pm

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Behind the Baton – Juanjo Mena

Before conducting The Rite of Spring, Juanjo Mena discusses Stravinsky and answers your questions.

Wednesday 21 February | 6.15pm

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