Saturday, 24_02_2018 2_30 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig
Saturday, 24_02_2018 4_30 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig

»MPHIL 360°«: Family Concert »The Firebird«

»The Firebird« made Igor Stravinsky world famous. Based on ancient Russian sagas from the composer’s home country, his music breathes life into such characters as Prince Ivan, the sinister magician Kastchei and, not least, the mysterious Firebird. As well as lending the characters his voice, Malte Arkona will moderate the afternoon, leading the audience through the story as retold by author Juri Tetzlaff. He will be supported by members of the Munich Philharmonic and its partner orchestra, the award-winning ODEON-Jugendsinfonieorchester München under the baton of Valery Gergiev.

Recommended for age six years and up.

Valery Gergiev, conductor

Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant...  more

Mitglieder des ODEON-Jugendsinfonieorchesters und der Münchner Philharmoniker

Malte Arkona, speaker