The Firebird

Apr 14 - Apr 15, 2022
The Firebird


In his CSO debut, Klaus Mäkelä leads a journey through two Russian masterworks: Stravinsky’s sumptuous fairy-tale ballet The Firebird, and Prokofiev’s imaginative Second Violin Concerto, featuring Swedish phenom Daniel Lozakovich, also making his first appearance with the CSO. The program opens with Anders Hillborg’s Eleven Gates, a kaleidoscopic score that the Los Angeles Times calls “hugely entertaining, sonically enveloping music.”

Ticket holders are invited to a free preconcert conversation featuring Stephen Yaness in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.


Eleven Gates


Violin Concerto No. 2


The Firebird


Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 27, No. 5: II. Danse Rustique [Apr 15 Encore]


The appearance of Daniel Lozakovich is made possible by the Grainger Fund for Excellence.

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