The Mariinsky theatre is dedicating the festival to the anniversary of Igor Stravinsky

© RIA Novosti / Devicecapability in fotoracconti Igor Stravinsky conducts the orchestra. Archival photo<img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/05/97ef48292016eab6f3ae902318fbc321.jpg" alt="The Mariinsky theatre is dedicating the festival to the anniversary of Igor Stravinsky" />© RIA Novosti / Devicecapability the image Bank

Mariinsky theatre devotes XXY music festival «stars of the white nights» the 135th anniversary of the birth of Igor Stravinsky. In the program ballets and symphonic works of the composer’s organ concert with arrangements of works by Stravinsky, premiere of «soldier’s Story» with the participation of artists of children’s Studio «the Mariinsky theatre», the press service of the theatre.

The opening concert, XXY music festival «stars of the white nights», which will be held on may 26, also dedicated to the anniversary of Stravinsky. This evening will be performed the Symphony in C by Stravinsky, which was heard several times this year in the framework of the Moscow Easter festival, and «La Valse» and «Bolero» by Maurice Ravel and the Russian premiere of Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 in e-flat minor Daniil Trifonov performed by the author. The conductor of the Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre Valery Gergiev.

The seventeenth of June, the birthday of Stravinsky, on the stage of the Mariinsky theatre will perform the music of the composer. On the scene the day of the show «the Firebird», and end the evening of ballets by Stravinsky. In a concert hall «Mariinsky theatre» will present «the Story of a soldier» with the participation of artists of children’s theatre Studio, as well as an extensive symphonic program under the baton of Maestro Gergiev; June 18, in the concert hall Leonid Karev will perform works by Stravinsky arranged for organ. The program also includes works by Schumann and Bach.

In the halls of the Mariinsky-2 for the anniversary of Paris organized an exhibition dedicated to the history of productions of the composer’s works on the stage of the Kirov/ Mariinsky theatre. Biography of the composer is closely connected with the «Mariinsky theatre» that for a quarter of a century with great success were his father, Fyodor Ignatievich Stravinsky.

The exhibition includes materials from the collections of the theatre. Is photographs, archive documents, costumes from productions of Stravinsky, most of which are today in the repertoire of «the Mariinsky». The exhibition will see costumes from the ballet «the rite of Spring» and «Petrushka» performed by the famous sketches of Nicholas Roerich and Alexander Benois.

Plasma screens will be shown fragments of modern video productions, as well as unique photos from family archive of the descendants of the composer, provided for the exhibition Fund of a name of Igor Stravinsky.

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