De Falla Suites No. 1 and No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat
André Jolivet Bassoon Concerto
Josiah Carr NYO Composer-in-Residence 2018 New Commission (World Premiere)
Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird (1945 version)
Jaime Martín takes the reins of the NZSO National Youth Orchestra for its mid-year concerts, inspired by Diaghilev’s early 20th-century ballet works and designed to spark the imagination.
Joining the Orchestra is the youngest principal player in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Principal Bassoon Todd Gibson-Cornish. He is a former member of the NYO and performs Jolivet’s Bassoon Concerto, one of the most difficult in the bassoon repertoire.
De Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat and Stravinsky’s The Firebird were both written for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes.
The Firebird was the start of a long collaboration between Diaghilev and Stravinsky, which included The Rite of Spring.
The concert also presents the world premiere of a new work by the 2018 NYO Composer-in-Residence, Josiah Carr.
This concert is now available as part of a 2018 subscription. Non-subscription tickets will be available from 7 December 2017.