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Webern, Berg, Ligeti, Stravinsky
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle; Barbara Hannigan
Raskatov, Elgar, Haydn, Stravinsky
National Orchestra of Belgium; Andrey Boreyko; Gautier Capuçon
Brahms, Hindemith, Ravel, Stravinsky
Herbert Schuch; Gülru Ensari
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer
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For their final season concert, Morlot leads the Seattle Symphony in an ambitious programme of all three of Stravinsky's pre-WWI scores for the Ballets Russes.
Fabulous Beast Dance Theatres's Michael Keegan-Dolan's renditions of Rite of Spring + Petrushka were eerily magical and playful.
The overriding theme of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s season finale concert appeared to be night, teaming Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain with the raging force and violence of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.
With the double bicentenary of Verdi and Wagner this year, other musical landmarks risk being eclipsed. But this October “La Verdi” commemorate the 140th anniversary of Rachmaninov’s birth with a series of concerts and lectures featuring all four of his piano concertos alongside works by other Russian greats.
Conductor and wunderkind Yannick Nézet-Séguin returned home to Montreal to lauch the 33rd season of L’Orchestre Métropolitain with a concert dedicated to compositions written or created a century ago in 1913.