Thursday 26 May 2016, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Irina Brown director

Louis Price designer

Quinny Sacks choreographer

Kevin Treacy lighting designer

Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

Tamara Stefanovich piano

Nenad Lečić piano

Lorenzo Soulès piano

Soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre

Philharmonia Voices

Stravinsky Renard

Stravinsky Mavra


Stravinsky Les noces

Though he left Russia for good in 1914, Russia never left Stravinsky. In these three tales - semi-staged for this performance by renowned Russian theatre director Irina Brown - he looks back nostalgically to the country of his birth: in a pantomime-like burlesque about the Fox, the Cock, the Tomcat and the Ram; in a little opera buffa based on a comic poem by Pushkin, which playfully recalls the music of Glinka and Tchaikovsky; and in a glorious celebration, tinged with sadness, of a Russian peasant wedding.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

This concert is part of the Stravinsky: Myths & Rituals series

Stravinsky: Myths and Rituals series is supported by Vincent Meyer and the Philharmonia Orchestra