The Firebird
Apr 14 - Apr 15, 2022
The Firebird

Overview

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.

Schedule
Thursday, April 14, 2022
7:30 PM
Friday, April 15, 2022
1:30 PM
Program
Hillborg

Eleven Gates

Prokofiev

Violin Concerto No. 2

Stravinsky

The Firebird

Ysaÿe

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

Sponsors

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


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