Concerts & Tickets
Coffee & Classics - Stravinsky’s Firebird
Friday, September 15, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Debussy – Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
C.F. Kip Winger – Conversations with Nijinsky
- Inspired by a Russian folktale, The Firebird was Russian composer Stravinsky's breakthrough piece. Originally a ballet commissioned by the Ballets Russes in 1910, the work catapulted him to stardom.
- Nashville’s own Kip Winger is a member of the rock band Winger — and an accomplished classical musician and composer. His GRAMMY-nominated Conversations with Nijinsky reached the top of the Billboard Classical charts.
- Winger’s piece ties in thematically with this program: the Nijinsky referenced in the title collaborated with both Stravinsky and Debussy, choreographing the latter's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.
Treats on Us! This Friday-morning series features FREE coffee and pastries at 9:30 am included with your ticket purchase. First come first served. Supplies may be limited.
To help ensure the safety and security of our patrons, all tickets will now be scanned at the main entrance doors.
ALL PATRONS MUST PRESENT A TICKET BEFORE ENTERING THE BUILDING.