The
Firebird

Stravinsky - Respighi - Jalbert

The Firebird can bring both good luck and misfortune and is an accurate reflection of the complex Russian spirit. The suite taken from the famous ballet that made Stravinsky’s name goes through every mood—from the serenely calm to the terrifyingly impetuous—to tell this Slavic folk tale. Respighi’s lyric poem Il Tramonto (“the sunset”), here sung by Sasha Cooke, immerses us, in true Italian fashion, in the tragic twilight of a love story. The mezzo-soprano also performs Pierre Jalbert’s eloquent From Dusk to Starry Night (2015): short melodies that embody the bliss and beauty of the night as well as its terror.

 

 

Cristian Măcelaru

Sasha Cooke

28

March
7:30pm

Location

Verdun

29

March
7:30pm

Location

Maison symphonique de Montréal

30

March
7:30pm

Location

Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

 
conductor

Cristian Măcelaru

mezzo-soprano

Sasha Cooke

Works

STRAVINSKY

The Fairy’s Kiss, Divertimento

RESPIGHI

Il Tramonto

JALBERT

From Dusk to Starry Night

STRAVINSKY

The Firebird, Suite (1919)