His Petrushka tells the fantastical tale of three puppets brought to life at a Shrovetide fair.
Inspired by Russian legend, Stravinsky fused traditional folk songs with his own vivid musical storytelling.
Hear how the bustling dances of the festival suddenly vanish as the magician arrives with menacing bassoons, and how two clarinets paint the otherworldly twilight of a scene in Petrushka’s room.
John Adams described The Chairman Dances as an ‘outtake’ from his opera Nixon in China.
The music combines lush Hollywood harmonies with a vision of Chairman Mao and Madame Mao dancing a foxtrot together.
RepertoireAdams: The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra)
Royal Festival Hall at 9.45pm: post-concert talk. Admission free
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These discounts are not available on Premium seats or for the following concerts: Moscow Nights (25 Oct 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas with King's College Choir (13 Dec 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas at the Movies (16 Dec 2018), Philharmonia at the Movies (14 Feb 2019) and Music of Today: Wu Wei Artist Portrait (5 Apr 2019).