Giants Are Small’s only two performances of Petrushka in London, with the New York Philharmonic, on Sunday April 19th, 2015, will be sold out quickly. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see, for the first time, a Giants Are Small production in Europe. Purchase your tickets now.
Petrushka is so familiar in the concert hall that it’s easy to forget that it was originally conceived as a breathtaking theatrical spectacle: a tale of love and death at a Russian Shrovetide Fair. On April 19th, Giants Are Small turns the New York Philharmonic into the fairground, conductor Alan Gilbert turns magician and – with puppets, dancers and electronic visuals – Petrushka and his fellow-marionettes come startlingly alive. Two of the 20th-century’s most glittering ballet scores, Bartók’s Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin and Debussy’s Jeux serve as a fairy-tale prequel to Petrushka; a stunning climax to the New York Philharmonic’s Barbican residency. ‘Is this the future of the American orchestra?’ asked the New York Times. ‘Let’s hope so.’ Petrushka is being performed in a special Young People’s concert earlier in the day.
2 performances on Sunday, April 19th, 2015:
16h00 — £20 (£10 under 16s) plus booking fee*
19h30 — £15–£45 plus booking fee*
16-25 Young Barbican members, £10 no booking fee (subject to availability).
*£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Petrushka (Stravinsky) – A total event!
Giants Are Small and the New York Philharmonic
Doug Fitch, Director
Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Edouard Getaz, Video director and Producer
in co-production with the New York Philharmonic and the Barbican
Edouard Getaz, Giants Are Small co-founder, will be giving a one hour special interview on Swiss National Radio today, about Giants Are Small and his work as a producer in the US.
Listen to the interview (streaming / French language) – on the right side of the web page, you’ll find a “Play” button.
A rollicking tale of social expectations and aspirations from the brilliant creative duo Alan Gilbert (New York Philharmonic) and Doug Fitch (Giants Are Small), this humorous opera explores life in excess, all set in the imaginative world of the heroine pig, Gloria.
These performances are part of the New York Phil Biennial and are produced in association with the Metropolitan Museum and the Juilliard School
HK Gruber, Composer
Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Doug Fitch, Director/Designer
Giants Are Small, Production
Edouard Getaz, Producer