Friday, February 15, 8 pm concert at Schuster Center details the story behind
On Friday evening, February 15, 2008 at 8 pm in the Schuster Center, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Neal Gittleman will explore the fascinating history of one of the world’s groundbreaking classical compositions that changed shape in the middle of its very creation.
On the heels of two successful compositions, Igor Stravinsky wanted to compose a concert piece for piano and orchestra. What resulted was a piece in which the piano played more against the orchestra than with it, taking the part of a puppet-come-to-life named Petrouchka. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Neal Gittleman provides some insight into why Stravinsky let collaborator and friend Serge Diaghilev talk him into turning it into a ballet.
A Question & Answer Session with Neal Gittleman follows the performance.
Tickets $10.50 to $39.