Stravinsky’s Russian Accent

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 […]

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Stravinsky Remixed & Stravinsky and the Theater

Friday, April 8, 2011, 1:15–5:30 p.m. McNeir Hall at Georgetown University. Georgetown University’s multimedia Friday Music Series launches the festival with two innovative adaptations of Stravinsky’s music for ballet. Apex Winds, comprised of members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, United States Marine Band and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, introduce a new woodwind quintet […]

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Stravinsky on Film

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 1:00–6:30 p.m. National Gallery of Art. The National Gallery of Art hosts two film biographies — Tony Palmer’s Stravinsky: Once at a Border and Richard Leacock’s A Stravinsky Portrait (D.C. premiere) — with commentary and a live piano performance by Alexander Toradze. View larger version on YouTube

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Stravinsky and the Piano

Sunday, April 10, 2011, 4:00–6:00 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore. Three great Russian pianists — Alexander Toradze, George Vatchnadze, and Genadi Zagor — reveal the soul of Stravinsky’s music in this chronological survey of the composer’s works for piano, including his two-piano arrangement of The Rite of Spring, the Washington-area premiere of Scherzo from the […]

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Interpreting Stravinsky

Sunday, April 10, 2011, noon to 3:45 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore. Hosted by Joseph Horowitz, this event includes three parts: 1. The Stravinsky Odyssey: films and photographs by Katya Chilingiri. One-day only exhibition of photographs documenting Stravinsky’s odyssey from Russia to Switzerland to France to California, along with Chilingiri’s filmed interviews with his descendants. Chilingiri […]

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