Part Three: Exile?
Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey
September 1939. The unthinkable becomes reality as Germany invades Poland and Britain and France enter a war that would see the deaths of over 50 million people. Stravinsky, survivor of one world war, takes a steamer boat to Manhattan. He would not set foot in Europe for a decade. Filled with new inspirations and sounds we explore what impact the United States had on our émigré celebrity.
Jeu de Cartes
Hear Stravinsky's razor-sharp Jeu de cartes before his fellow emigré Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3.
Friday 13 April | 7.30pm
Symphony in C
Composed as he emigrated from Europe to America, hear Stravinsky's Symphony in C before Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6, written back home in the USSR.
Wednesday 18 April | 7.30pm
Orson welles, Jane Eyre and the death of a friend combined to inspire Stravinsky's Ode.
Saturday 21 April | 7.30pm