Global Concert Hall
About this event
The works of Igor Stravinsky continue to set hearts on fire, and none more so than his breakthrough masterpiece The Firebird. Led by top New Zealand conductor Hamish McKeich, the concert also features renowned pianist Diedre Irons playing Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No. 23, considered one of his finest concertos.
The Firebird was first devised as a ballet by impresario Sergei Diaghilev, artistic director of the famous Ballets Russes. Diaghilev wanted a ballet inspired by Russian folk tales and asked Stravinsky, then a respected but little-known young composer, to write music for the premiere of The Firebird in 1910. It is performed alongside Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, considered one of the most perfect examples of the composer’s genius.
Canadian-born Irons has had a long and illustrious career as soloist, chamber musician and educator that has seen her receive an order of the British Empire (MBE) award and a New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to music.
Your ticket purchase will directly support the participating artists through IDAGIO’s Fair Artist Payout Model: IDAGIO pays 80% of the net revenue directly to the performers.
This stream is available to watch until December 31, 2021.
1. Concert – approx. 80 min programme
1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 23 in A major KV 488
2. Igor Stravinsky (orch. Jonathan McPhee): The Firebird
Hamish McKeich - Conductor
Diedre Irons - Piano
This performance was filmed at Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand.
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