LSO Discovery Day: Stravinsky and Dance

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Sun 11 Oct 2015 10.00am - 5.30pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

Tickets: £20 (£15 concessions). Afternoon only from 2.30pm: £14 (no concessions, available from the Box Office on 020 7638 8891 only)

£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Photo: Joanna Drabik as a Chosen One in The Lost Rite, Polish National Ballet. Photo by Shira Klasmer

This varied day will look at the work of Stravinsky and how his music has been used to create dance and ballet. As well as an open rehearsal conducted by Gergiev, the day will feature a talk, a performance and a film.

The afternoon talk will be with artists Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer, experts at recreating ballets; including the original Nijinsky ballet of The Rite of Spring.

Following that you will hear a performance by LSO artists of the Concert Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano arranged from A Soldier’s Tale, and Three Pieces for Clarinet by Stravinsky.

Finally there will be a chance to watch a film screening of The Rite of Spring played by the LSO, filmed with multiple cameras from within the orchestra and with commentary from the performers.

Schedule

10am–1pm: Attending LSO rehearsal, Barbican Hall
If you have booked for the full day, the first event is an opportunity to watch the LSO rehearse for the evening performance conducted by Valery Gergiev. The rehearsal will contain the following works: Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Bartók’s Piano Concerto No 3, and Stravinsky’s Symphony in C.

2.30–5.30pm: Talk, Chamber Music, and Film Screening, LSO St Luke’s 161 Old Street EC1V 9NG

2.30–3.30pm Presentation by artists Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer, experts at recreating ballets; including the original Nijinsky ballet of The Rite of Spring. The talk will explore Stravinsky’s three most influential ballets, looking at both the theme of sacrificial rituals, and at the choreography itself.

3.30–4pm Break, Café open at LSO St Luke’s. Book signing in the café.

4–4.45pm LSO players perform the suite from The Soldier’s Tale (arranged by Stravinsky for clarinet, violin and piano) and Three Pieces for Clarinet. Players will be LSO Principal Clarinet Chris Richards, LSO Sub-Principal Violin Clare Duckworth and Pianist John Alley.

4.45pm–5.30pm Film screening of The Rite of Spring performed by the LSO, filmed with multiple cameras from within the orchestra.

Please note that all events are subject to change without prior notice.

Speaker biographies

Dance and design team Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer are known internationally for their reconstructions of lost ballet masterpieces from the early 20th century, most notably Le Sacre du Printemps from 1913, with scenario and designs by Nicholas Roerich, music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky. Since its premiere in 1987, they have staged their highly successful reconstructed Sacre worldwide.

Four films have been made about their work on Le Sacre and three on other ballets in their repertoire. The couple lecture internationally, write books and articles about their productions and exhibit drawings from their projects.

Valery Gergiev on The Rite