Fiery Festival Friday
A dazzling aviary of bird-themed music awaits in this concert!
Opening with Kodály’s Variations on a Hungarian Folksong (The Peacock), the centrepiece of this concert is Stravinsky’s glorious suite, The Firebird, with music that references both folk-song melodies and Stravinsky’s trademark exotic rhythms and chromaticism.
Conductor for the evening Gergely Madaras also conducts Steven Osborne in Britten’s Piano Concerto – full of confidence and extravagance, it makes perfect virtuoso material.
Free pre-concert talk with Gergely Madaras at 7pm.
Kodály Variations on a Hungarian Folksong (The Peacock)
Britten Piano Concerto
Stravinsky The Firebird
Gergely Madaras Conductor
Steven Osborne Piano
Osborne has absolutely nailed the [Britten Piano Concerto’s] mixture of heartless exhibitionism and brittle ebullience, and he played it with glittering panache and awesome brilliance.