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BRAHMS’ 1ST CONCERTO & STRAVINSKY’S FIREBIRD

Saturday, February 23, 2019
7PM

Norman Krieger, Piano

Johannes Brahms       Piano Concerto No. 1
Gioacchino Rossini     Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Igor Stravinsky            Firebird Suite

Maestro Savia brings back his good friend and colleague, American pianist Norman Krieger, to perform the intensely romantic and passionate Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1. The bubbly and effervescent Overture to Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie) is recognizable from being featured in Stanley Kubrick’s cult film A Clockwork Orange. Igor Stravinsky’s first ballet, Firebird, became an instant success after its premiere in Paris, and the Suite from the ballet remains his most popular orchestral work to this day. Experience the captivating score and mesmerizing story of a mystical bird with fiery red feathers. Powerful, mysterious, beautiful, and exhilarating, this music will take your breath away!