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STRAVINSKY'S FIREBIRD SUITE

  • Athenaeum Theatre 2936 North Southport Avenue Chicago, IL, 60657 United States (map)
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STRAVINSKY’S FIREBIRD SUITE

TAGE LARSEN plays HAYDN

October 8, 2019 | 7:30PM
Athenaeum Theatre

What’s Interesting
About This Concert

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Tage Larsen

  • Percy Grainger had a peculiarly close relationship with his mother, Rose, who relentlessly drove him to study art, drama, and music — all while driving away any would-be love interests. Despite this tense relationship (or, perhaps, because of it), Percy composed Molly on the Shore for his mother’s 46th birthday.

  • Paul Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler Symphony is connected to the art world in more ways than one: The third movement is based on a painting by Hieronymus Bosch, and Hindemith later turned the symphony into an opera about the painter Matthias Grunewald.

  • Stravinksky’s The Firebird ballet is 50 minutes long, but there are also three shorter “suites” that Stravinsky composed for the concert hall, named for the years when they were performed: 1911, 1919, and 1945. The 1919 suite is most well-known, and is scored for a smaller orchestra.

The Program

Gregory Hughes conductor
Tage Larsen trumpet
GRAINGER: Molly on the Shore
HINDEMITH: Mathis der Maler Symphony
HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto
STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite (1919 Version)

This concert will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, with intermission.

 

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