Jeremy Irons will narrate NY Philharmonic Concert: Gergiev and Stravinsky
Fri, April 30, 2010 at 8:00 PM
Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Jeremy Irons, Narrator
Waltraud Meier, Mezzo-Soprano (Jocasta)
Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor (Oedipus)
Mikhail Petrenko, Bass (Tieresias)
Alexie Tanovitski, Bass (Creon)
Alexander Timchenko, Tenor (A Shepherd)
Mariinsky Theatre Chorus
STRAVINSKY: Oedipus Rex
Join us for a very special April Meetup!
This Meetup will be part of an extraordinary three weeks presented by the Philharmonic, The Russian Stravinsky: A Philharmonic Festival.
World-renowned Valery Gergiev, arguably the most exciting interpreter of Stravinsky’s music, leads this all-Stravinsky program (read about Gergiev here).
This evening’s concert features the stories of two great myths: Orpheus, a lush and highly descriptive score portraying a distraught musician who seeks his beloved Eurydice in the underworld; and Oedipus Rex, a powerful opera-oratorio which utilizes vocal soloists, a large chorus and orchestra. Actor Jeremy Irons will be the narrator for Oedipus Rex!
Keeping in the Russian theme, dinner/drinks will be at the Russian Vodka Room, a short walk from Lincoln Center at 6pm! Happy Hour will be available until 7, at which time the restaurant features live piano music.
For our Meetup friends, tickets are only $27* for Orchestra Seats, where we’ll be seated together as a group.
*$27 price includes a $2 surcharge that is already factored in.
Details for the evening: Fri, April 30, 2010 at 8:00 PM
6:00 PM: Meet at (http://russianvodkaro...) at 265 W. 52nd Street (between 8th and 7th avenues)
8:00 PM: Concert begins at Avery Fisher Hall.
Pre-concert dinner & drinks:
Please RVSP for dinner separately by checking “YES” to the pre-concert dinner; ALSO make sure when you call for your ticket that you let us know whether or not you will be going to dinner.
To get your tickets:
Please RSVP and call Frank Contreras at [masked] to secure your ticket. Identify yourself as a New York Philharmonic Meetup member and reserve your orchestra level seat for just $27!
Please note the cut off date will be Monday, April 26th at 5:00 PM.
**Tickets will be distributed at dinner. If you are NOT attending the dinner, your tickets will be left at the box office for pick up after 10:00am day of concert (April 30th).
To learn more nyphil.org/stravinsky