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Firebird

Celebrate Spring with a variety of dance music! From ballet to the hoedown and the charleston, this concert combines some of the best dance music from the mid-20th century. Billy the Kid's legendary story is illustrated through a simple and homespun yet powerful retelling about one of America's first anti-heroes. And we close this concert with yet another orchestra showpiece, “The Firebird.” It caused an absolute sensation at its premiere and brought instant worldwide fame to it's brilliant composer, Igor Stravinsky. We will all know why at the end of this concert.

Program Notes

COPLAND: Billy the Kid Suite

Copland was always interested in folk tunes and how they could be presented in fresh ways. The perfect opportunity came when prominent director Lincoln Kirstein commissioned a suite of music for a ballet based on the young outlaw Billy the Kid. The result was an amazing evocation of the old west in America, incorporating old cowboy tunes, as well as original music, into a brilliant mix.

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STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite

The plot of The Firebird is drawn from a collection of Russian fairy tales, arranged to reflect the interest in the supernatural at that time, and as an expression of Russian nationalism. In it, the czar’s son, Prince Ivan, meets “a fabulous bird with plumage of fire” while on a hunting trip. Prince Ivan and the bird strike a deal, agreeing that the prince will allow the bird to be free and not hunted, in exchange for a magic feather which will protect him from harm.

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COPLAND: Billy the Kid Suite

STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite

Friday, 04/27/2018 8:00 PM

Dawson Auditorium, Adrian College

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