HCMC – Concert “Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite”

HCMC – Concert “Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite”

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Sat 27 May 2018, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House

From the organizer:

HBSO will present a major concert on 27th May in which the main item will be Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.

The Firebird Suite is an orchestral arrangement of music from the composer’s ballet “The Firebird”, first performed in Paris in 1910. Stravinsky made three orchestral suites from this music, of which the Firebird Suite – dating from 1919 – is the second.

The story of the Firebird, a good spirit that protects people on earth with its feathers, was an old Russian legend. The story of the ballet features a prince, Ivan Tsarevich, who is in love with a Princess. But she is being held prisoner by a wicked wizard, Kashchei. Ivan saves the life of the Firebird early in the ballet. So with its help he is later able to free the Princess and marry her.

Prominent in the music is the fluttering dance of the Firebird, and the Wedding March at the ballet’s conclusion.

For reference: The Firebird Suite performed by the Vienna Philarmonic in Austria in 2000:

The Firebird will be performed in the second half of the concert. Before the interval, we will hear Bartok’s “Romanian Folk Dances” for string orchestra, Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture”, Berlioz’s “Hungarian March” from The Damnation of Faust, and Debussy’s “Prelude to L’Apres Midi d’un Faune” (‘the afternoon of a fawn’).

Leading the performance will be the French conductor Fabien Tehericsen. He studied in France, Italy and Finland, and has conducted at least 18 orchestras worldwide. He’s also a composer, known for his inclusion of jazz elements in his compositions.

The concert is organized with support from Institut francais du Vietnam.


Admissions: 650,000 – 500,000 – 400,000 – 300,000 – 200,000 – 80,000 VND (for students, student IDs required – limited offer)
Booking and delivery: 028 38237419, Ms. Ngoc: 0903604539. Free ticket delivery is available to Districts 1 and 3.
At HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square
Online Booking: www.ticketbox.vn

HCMC Opera House
No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC


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