Symphony Space's Free Stravinsky Marathon to Feature Robert Craft, Don Byron, Leonard Nimoy

Classic Arts News   Symphony Space's Free Stravinsky Marathon to Feature Robert Craft, Don Byron, Leonard Nimoy
 
New York's Symphony Space has released the schedule for its free, 12-hour "Wall to Wall Stravinsky" marathon, scheduled for March 18.

Performers include Robert Craft, the conductor and scholar who served as Stravinsky's confidant and artistic partner for the last decades of his life; jazz clarinetist Don Byron; actors Richard Thomas and Leonard Nimoy; the Ying Quartet; pianist Jeremy Denk; soprano Marni Nixon; and dancers Jacques d'Amboise, Allegra Kent, and Arthur Mitchell.

Craft will introduce and conduct Symphonies of Wind Instruments, performed by the Quintet of the Americas Ensemble in a new edition. Byron will lead the Ebony Concerto and Elegy for JFK. Thomas and Nimoy will appear in the music-theater piece Histoire du soldat; d'Amboise, Kent, and Mitchell will discuss Stravinsky's enormous impact on dance.

Other highlights include excerpts from the The Rake's Progress, with Lisa Flanagan, Richard Frisch, and Vail Rideout; orchestral performances of Pucinella and Firebird Suite; and a performance of The Rite of Spring arranged for piano four hands.

Symphony Space, a former movie theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side, has previously devoted Wall to Wall marathons to Stephen Sondheim, Beethoven, Joni Mitchell, Kurt Weill, Duke Ellington, and others.

Wall to Wall Stravinsky runs 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, visit www.symphonyspace.org.


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