Friday, April 8, 2011, 8:00 p.m
Music Center at Strathmore.
Rediscover the music that changed everything, shocking audiences of the early 20th century and continuing to shape the course of the art through the 1960s. In this program you will hear Stravinsky’s searing Les Noces, written for chorus, pianos and percussion and the Russian folk wedding songs that inspired the piece; his explosive Concerto for Piano and Winds and Symphonies for Wind Instruments, which inaugurated his neo-classical period.
Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Winds
Stravinsky: Symphonies for Wind Instruments
Stravinsky: Danse Sacrale from The Rite of Spring, arranged for four pianos and percussion (D.C. premiere)
Stravinsky: Les Noces
Alexander Toradze, piano
George Vatchnadze, piano
Genadi Zagor, piano
Vakhtang Kodanashvili, piano
Edisher Savitski, piano
The Washington Bach Consort (J. Reilly Lewis, Founder & Music Director)
Angel Gil-Ordóñez, conductor
Read the complete program, click here
Read the previews for The Stravinsky Project, click here>
Listen to WETA’s radio interview of Angel Gil-Ordóñez and Joseph Horowitz about the Stravinsky Project, recorded on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 as part of the Classical Conversations
The Stravinsky Project is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities.