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NYO THE FIREBIRD

De Falla Suites No. 1 and No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat
André Jolivet Bassoon Concerto
Josiah Carr Redwood (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.

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