Symphony Tacoma presents
Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky
Andrew Tyson, piano
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $19.50, $35.75, $53, $70.50, $81.50
Firebird Suite, Stravinsky’s ballet based on a Russian fairy tale of a magical, fiery bird that is both blessing and curse, was met with critical acclaim and marked the young composer’s breakthrough into the world of classical music. Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G starts with bright and boundless energy, followed by a soulful, introspective second movement. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, hailed as one of the most “towering symphonic structures in our whole literature” by music experts, was said by the composer to deal with the power of fate.