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REBELLIOUS BEAUTY: A STRAVINSKY FESTIVAL

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Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 8:00PM

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Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 8:00PM

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Sun, Sep 23, 2018 at 8:00PM

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Event Description

Michael Tilson Thomas and the SF Symphony partner with Bay Area arts organizations to bring you an eye-opening, ear-stretching 2-week festival that celebrates how progressive composer Igor Stravinsky changed how we now experience art. What happens when sound, movement, and design collide? Find out at an immersive concert experience like no other. Until then, follow us on social for all the latest updates!
 

 

HEAR the Music

 

Igor Stravinsky

Perséphone

One of Stravinsky’s most beautiful yet most neglected works, this melodrama delves into….
Listen for the combination of speech, song, and orchestra come together to ….

Igor Stravinsky

The Firebird

Stravinsky’s breakthrough piece, written at the age of 27, embraces Russian heritage folk songs and thematic elements…
Listen for the buildup of sounds leading into the meditative bliss…

Igor Stravinsky

Petrushka 
(1947 revision)

What is this piece about?
What to listen for / what sounds will they hear?

Igor Stravinsky

Violin Concerto

What is this piece about?
What to listen for / what sounds will they hear?

Igor Stravinsky

The Rite of Spring

What is this piece about?
What to listen for / what sounds will they hear?


SEE the Exhibit

Portrait of SFS Associate Concertmaster Nadya Tichman



Igor Stravinsky is regarded by many as the first true Russian opera. The exhibit explores the text from Alexander Pushkin’s 1825 play of the same name, Mussorgsky (1839-81) wrote his opera during another turbulent time in Russian history, as revolutionary groups threatened the life of Tsar Alexander II. Explore the online exhibit here.

Visit the exhibit at Davies Symphony Hall from September 10 – 30, located in the First Tier Lobby

EXPLORE the Relationships


Portrait of SFS Associate Concertmaster Nadya Tichman



MTT knew Stravinsky. This area should really focus on that connection and How does that connection play out? What does the interview tell you?

More of our musicians have ties to Stravinsky and his music. See more videos on our YouTube page here.

Igor Stravinsky is regarded by many as the first true Russian opera. The exhibit explores the text from Alexander Pushkin’s 1825 play of the same name, Mussorgsky (1839-81) wrote his opera during another turbulent time in Russian history, as revolutionary groups threatened the life of Tsar Alexander II. Explore the online exhibit here.
Visit the exhibit at Davies Symphony Hall from September 10 – 30, located in the First Tier Lobby

FEEL the Connections

Portrait of SFS Associate Concertmaster Nadya Tichman



The San Francisco Symphony has partnered up with Art Haus, a performance art group founded zin 2017, to bring you an experience unlike any other. See the movement of ballet and hear the music that Stravinsky composed and influenced in a unique pre-concert experience at Davies.

Art Haus performances will be located in the First Tier Lobby and will only be available for the September 27 – September 30 concerts. Doors open at 6:45pm

JOIN the Conversation

Portrait of SFS Associate Concertmaster Nadya Tichman



Peter Grunberg, acclaimed host of The View and music critic at the LA Times, will be hosting a pre-concert talk/discussion about Stravinsky’s influence on pop culture and the way we experience art now.

Join us in the hall an hour before the concert. Pre-concert discussion will only be available for the September 21 – September 23 concerts. Doors open at 6:45pm.

Experience the artistic legacy live at the concerts. Make it a festival by buying tickets to each week’s concerts!


 

Disclaimers should go here. Not all pre-concert activities will be available at both concert weekends. 
We recommend that you buy tickets to each week’s concerts to fully enjoy this immersive experience.