Stravinsky's Firebird

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Alpesh Chauhan, Zakir Hussain, Niladri Kumar & Rakesh Chaurasia
Music Hall

Imagine this. An intoxicating combination of eastern and western traditions creates musical magic, conjured by Indian musical royalty.

When different musical cultures meet, a new kind of harmony is born. “Mesmerising” was how one critic described the new Triple Concerto by Zakir Hussain when Alpesh Chauhan conducted its first British performances in 2023, and today the composer himself is among the soloists in a piece which, he says, tells a tale of love, tradition and the transforming power of art. It’s perfect for Chauhan, a conductor with a real flair for finding the heart and soul of a piece of music, and he follows it with two dark fairytales from Romantic Russia – Rachmaninov’s surprisingly passionate journey into night, and Stravinsky’s exhilarating Firebird. Those glowing melodies, those dazzling cascades of colour… they’ll burn even more brightly tonight.

£6 tickets are available for Students, Under 26s and Unemployed (Price Band C & D).


  • Zakir Hussain Triple Concerto for Tabla, Sitar and Bansuri (c.28 mins)
  • Rachmaninov Isle of the Dead (c.20 mins)
  • Stravinsky The Firebird (1919 Suite) (c.23 mins)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Alpesh Chauhan Conductor
Zakir Hussain Tabla
Niladri Kumar Sitar
Rakesh Chaurasia Bansuri
from £6.00 to £27.00
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