Classical music

Divine Fire

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

The Greek myths are as ancient as the art of music itself – and every bit as powerful.

Orpheus tamed Hell with music; they said his melodies could make even rocks and trees dance. Prometheus dared to steal fire from the Gods, and gave mankind the gift of creativity.

Tonight, Stravinsky and Beethoven – two of music’s most revolutionary geniuses – tackle these legends head-on, transforming myth into dance in two startlingly original ballet scores.

Vladimir Jurowski conducts these rare full performances, with award-winning Russian puppet and dance company Theater Trikster bringing the two ballets to life with puppets and shadow puppets. Stravinsky’s Journey takes a delightful, distinctive and dazzlingly original turn in this unique performance.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Theater Trikster


Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus, ballet music
Stravinsky: Orpheus, ballet music

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Royal Festival Hall


£10 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm, pre-concert talk. Beethoven and Stravinsky were both musical pioneers during their lifetimes. Music writer Philip Clark and Tim Rutherford-Johnson*, author of Music After The Fall, compare and contrast these two hugely influential personalities. Admission free.

* Please note change of speaker from previously advertised.

Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 4 events (10% discount)
5 – 7 events (15% discount)
8 – 10 events (20% discount)
11 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available for the following concerts: Die Walküre, (27 Jan 2018) and Gala evening with Juan Diego Florez, (29 Mar 2019)