Stravinsky’s The Firebird has captivated listeners for over a century, masterfully blurring the lines between fantasy and reality. The ballet’s myth-like storyline features a magical Firebird, who helps a young prince rescue a coterie of princesses from Kashchey, an evil sorcerer. Stravinsky’s brilliant orchestrations paint a colorful musical portrait in this masterpiece that is truly dance made audible.
From the mind of Danny Elfman — legend of contemporary film music whose scores have fused pop culture with the Romantic tradition — comes a brand-new Percussion Concerto for orchestra featuring the electrifying Colin Currie – as one critic put it, "surely the world’s finest and most daring percussionist." These works will spring to life in the hands of Resident Conductor Christopher Dragon in a performance that will enchant from the first note to the last.
Prelude & Talkback
Join your Colorado Symphony for Preludes & Talkbacks — events to enhance your experience during Classics performances!
Prelude: 6:30 PM (FRI & SAT) & 12:00 PM (SUN), Friday with composer Danny Elfman and percussionist Colin Currie, Saturday & Sunday with Assistant Principal viola Catherine Beeson