Stravinsky Festival

To mark the 50th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s death, the NDR dedicates an online festival to the great Russian composer, with three streams from the Elbphilharmonie.

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.

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Video from 10 Apr 2021 soon on demand : NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra / Thomas Adès / Kirill Gerstein

The famous »Firebird« ballet music is performed alongside two less familiar works as part of the Stravinsky Festival.

Ivy Flindt
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Video on demand from 9 Apr 2021 : Ivy Flindt

Made in Hamburg: A live stream featuring the indie-pop band.

Ensemble Resonanz / Birgit Minichmayr / Riccardo Minasi
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Video on demand from 3 Apr 2021 : Ensemble Resonanz / Birgit Minichmayr / Riccardo Minasi

Last words: music by Joseph Haydn with texts by Wolfgang Herrndorf.