The LSO have teamed up once again with JCI London to give you a chance to meet up with other JCI members and enjoy some of the finest live music in the City at the same time, by one of the world’s best orchestras.
Sunday’s concert with the LSO is part of a series they’ve dubbed ‘Classic Tales’ featuring story-telling through music. Fire, ritual and magic link the three pieces in this concert. Manuel de Falla’s El amor brujo (Love, the Magician) is set among the gypsy population of Granada. The story concerns the efforts of a gypsy girl to exorcise the troublesome ghost of her former lover so that she can get on with her life, and the centrepiece of this colourful score is the celebrated ‘Ritual Fire Dance’ performed in a cave at midnight. Magic and fire also infuse the last work of the night – Stravinsky’s luscious piece The Firebird, based on a Russian folktale about a mythical bird who helps a prince to release some captive princesses from a spell woven by an evil magician. Fire and Blood for violin and orchestra by the American composer Michael Daugherty was inspired by the exotic life stories of the painters Diego Rivero and Frida Kahlo.
Falla El amor brujo
Michael Daugherty Fire and Blood
Stravinsky The Firebird – Suite
Kristjan Järvi conductor
Vadim Gluzman violin
London Symphony Orchestra
Tickets just £5 for JCI members and their friends in any available seat and you can pick your own seat online too.
JCI London members can contact Sarah Beckwith, JCI London President 2011 to find out how to take advantage of this very special offer.
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This post was written by Sarah Beckwith