5. October, 1 pm Simpkins Lee Theatre at Lady Margaret Hall
Lunchtime concert – FIREBIRD
Here is raging, unstoppable excitement in a blazing Spanish Fire dance, and the flickering, glowing colours of Stravinsky’s Firebird. Composer-in-residence Sally Beamish’s sparky trio imagines an alchemist brewing the Water of Life. And Brahms’s glorious first masterpiece, with its 24 strings, transports us from the earthiest two-cello sound to the airiest of violins and beyond into the ether.
Sally Beamish – Aqua Vitae (from The King’s Alchemist)
Stravinsky – Firebird: Berceuse and The Soldier’s Tale: Devil’s Dance
de Falla – Ritual Fire dance
Brahms – String sextet no.1 in Bb.