Sat, Jul 08|
Stravinsky | Prokofiev | Strauss
Bristol Symphony Orchestra presents three thrilling masterpieces, with conductor Robert Weaver and world-renowned soloist, Emily Davis (violin).
Time & Location
Jul 08, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3BX, UK
About the event
Conductor Robert Weaver leads the Bristol Symphony Orchestra with
Emily Davis, a violinist in demand across the world as soloist, chamber
musician and orchestral leader, in three thrilling masterpieces at Clifton
The Firebird was Stravinsky’s first collaboration with the impresario
Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, a partnership that gave birth to some of
the defining music of the early 20th century. The tale of a huntsman
prince, a magical bird, an evil monster and 13 enchanted princesses is
based on stories from Russian folklore. It’s the perfect showcase for
Stravinsky’s masterful orchestration skills and harmonic and rhythmic
originality. Tonight, it’s the crowning glory of a concert that unites Strauss
at his most swashbuckling and Prokofiev at his most tuneful and romantic.
Taking delight in a youthful virtuosity that all but boils over with incident,
drama and wit, Richard Strauss’s heroic, daring tone poem Don Juan
boasts enormous vim and irresistible vitality – prepare to be dazzled as we
demonstrate just why we’ve earned the reputation as ‘an impressive ensemble of
some of the region’s finest musicians’ (365 Bristol).
Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto was his last work to be written before
his return to Moscow from self-imposed exile. Full of lyrical beauty, it
perfectly suited the Soviet desire that music should appeal to the masses.
Prokofiev was also working on his ballet Romeo and Juliet at the time, so
it’s no surprise that the concerto shares the same deeply romantic
melodies and youthful energy of the ballet, but with surprises around each
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