Stravinsky: Petrushka

Stravinsky: Petrushka

Saturday night’s Masterwork features the music Stravinsky wrote for his ballet Petrushka.  It’s the story of the loves and jealousies of three puppets that are brought to life during the 1830 fair in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Petrushka loves the Ballerina, but she rejects him. She prefers the Moor. Petrushka is angry and hurt, and challenges the Moor. The Moor kills him, and Petrushka's ghost rises above the puppet theatre as night falls. He shakes his fist, then collapses in a second death.  [Photo:http://bit.ly/2sUXAZN]

Air Date: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 7:00pm