• Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 1

  • 24 August 21:30 - 23:30
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  • Celebrated conductor Marin Alsop returns to the International Festival with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a two-concert series. In the first, they are joined by Jean-Yves Thibaudet in a programme of Stravinsky, Schumann and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
    Marin Alsop | Conductor
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet | Piano

    Stravinsky | The Firebird Suite (1919)
    Gershwin | Piano Concerto
    Schumann | Symphony No 2

    Driven, demanding, brilliantly energetic, US conductor Marin Alsop creates performances that blaze with conviction. She is also famously a protégée of the great composer, conductor and pianist Leonard Bernstein. As part of the International Festival’s centenary celebrations of Bernstein’s larger-than-life genius, Alsop brings together three pieces closely associated with the great man. Witty, flamboyant French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is the soloist in the riffs and romps of Gershwin’s breezy Piano Concerto. Stravinsky’s The Firebird is a sumptuous fairytale of glittering colour and tremendous power. The concert closes with the restless vigour of Schumann’s profoundly searching Symphony No 2.

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    Dunard Fund

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