Celebrating the 1909 Paris debut of the Ballet Russes, this Stravinsky performance showcases the original Nijinsky version of The Rite of Spring along with Fokine’s The Firebird. Music is by Stravinsky. With artists of the Mariinsky Orchestra and Ballet, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Recorded live in performance in 2008 at the Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg.
Stravinsky and the Ballet Russe commences at 12.00 noon and concludes at 1.25 pm (approx). It will be held in the Arts Listening-Viewing Room. Enter via the Arts Reading Room and Audio-visual Centre (from Trescowthick Information Centre). Admission is free. No bookings required, but come early as seating is limited. Enjoy!