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The Firebird

  • Kresge Auditorium 48 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA, 02139 United States (map)

Concert with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

Cynthia Woods, Music Director

Program details:

The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu), complete 1910 ballet

Gianni Di Marco, choreographer


Ruth Whitney as Firebird

Alan Alberto as Prince Ivan

Gianni Di Marco as evil King Kashei

The Water Goblin (Vodník)

Igor Stravinsky

Antonín Dvořák

The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra will lift the orchestra out of the pit and onto center stage at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium in a full performance of Stravinsky’s 1910 ballet The Firebird: an innovative collaboration between the CSO and NorthEast ArtSpace, a new performing arts collaborative making its Boston debut. With new choreography by former Boston Ballet dancer Gianni Di Marco, Di Marco himself will dance the role of King Kashei. He will be joined on stage by soloists Ruth Whitney as the Firebird andAlan Alberto as Prince Ivan, along with a small corps de ballet.

In this performance of The Firebird, the music and staging allow for a tightly integrated artistic partnership between sound and movement—a work of art that portrays music as a lived, embodied experience. Costumes designed by Ruth Whitney in the traditional Ballets Russes style with rich colors and lush fabrics will enhance the audience experience and story of The Firebird.

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