IgorFest Launches in BirminghamStravinsky remains as important a figure as ever in the world of contemporary music. In an extraordinary undertaking, the CBSO and related organisations in Birmingham, England have launched a festival in which they plan to perform Stavinsky's entire output over the next four years.
2005 events include a BRB programme of four Stravinsky ballets, including The Rite of Spring (8-11 June), a Stravinsky Discovery Day at the CBSO Centre (12 June), a music theatre programme by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (19 June), and two Stravinsky concerts by the CBSO including Symphony of Psalms and The Firebird (15/18 June) conducted by Oramo, and Song of the Nightingale, Movements and The Fairy’s Kiss conducted by Oliver Knussen (23 June).
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