Stravinsky revolutionised music history in 1913 with his scandalous ballet »Le sacre du printemps«, shaping the sound of modernism as a result. Towards the end of his long career, after the Second World War, he enjoyed working with the NDR Symphony Orchestra and did so often. To commemorate that relationship, a ten-day festival packed with events honouring Stravinsky had been planned. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this has now been transformed into an online festival – with three live streams from the Elbphilharmonie.
Even more Stravinsky
The entire online concert festival, with a total of five streams and radio broadcasts, is available on the NDR website.
The festival streams
NDR Choir / Philipp Ahmann
6 April 2021 | 20:00: The NDR Choir, conducted by Philipp Ahmann, opens the Stravinsky Festival with a concert to mark the 50th anniversary of the composer’s death.
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra / Thomas Adès / Kirill Gerstein
10 April 2021 | 20:00: As part of the Stravinsky Festival, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra is joined by Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein.
NDR Big Band / Geir Lysne
11 April 2021 | 21:00: Igor Stravinsky famously loved jazz. Geir Lysne and the NDR Bigband take a highly original approach to the Russian composer’s work.