Stravinsky's Firebird

Classical
Thu, May 4, 2017 8:00 PM
Meyerhoff
Sun, May 7, 2017 3:00 PM
Strathmore

Markus Stenz, conductor
Juho Pohjonen, piano

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Principal Guest Conductor Markus Stenz gives us a rare opportunity to hear the color and brilliance of Stravinsky’s complete score for The Firebird, the commission from Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes that catapulted him to fame in pre-WWI Paris. Years later, Paris was again the setting for Ravel’s popular jazz-inflected concerto, perfect for the intense, thoughtful and fearless musical conviction of Juho Pohjonen, who makes his BSO debut.