Posts Tagged ‘Igor Stravinsky’

Jul. 20 2016

Reimagining Stravinsky’s Firebird

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Imagine A Midsummer Night’s Dream peopled by puppets that swoop around and amongst the actors as shadow characters! This was how I first came across the Handspring Puppet Company at Johannesburg’s Market Theatre. The company, established in Cape Town by Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones, draws its inspiration from the West African tradition of puppetry […]

Nov. 14 2012

The indefatigable Valery Gergiev

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I came across this interview that CBC news conducted with Valery Gergiev when he was in Canada  to give a performance with the Mariinsky Theatre Stradivarius Ensemble. With his indefatigable work ethic, juggling several full-time and guest conducting jobs, he has become the face of Russian classical music. So much so, that Russian officials are using […]

Aug. 08 2012

Wednesday 08/08/12 Live! At The Concertgebouw

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11:00 PM Conductor: James Gaffigan Violinist: Isabelle van Keulen Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Heitor Villa-Lobos: Rudepoêma (arr. Rijnvos, World Premiere) Darius Milhaud: Le boeuf sur le toit Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (version 1947)