From London to St Petersburg

From London to St Petersburg

We are delighted that the Firebird Strings will still be able to perform on Thursday 19 November with our musical journey From London to St Petersburg…

… but with a difference

Due the current Covid-19 lockdown, it will unfortunately not be possible for us to welcome an audience for this concert. However, this does give us an important opportunity to film the concert and professionally produce a video of the event which we shall release shortly after the concert for online viewing, via our website and social media.

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We are committed to support our wonderful musicians as always and provide essential opportunities for them to perform – especially in these challenging times. However, without an audience to offset some of our costs through ticket sales we are asking for donations to support this lockdown project and help us continue our valuable work:

From London To St Petersburg really does promise to be a special concert with the sumptuous sounds of the Firebird Strings. 

Our Principal Guest Conductor Michael Thrift will guide us through this musical journey from the English pastoral world of Vaughan Wiliams and Holst through the baroque splendour of Corelli’s Italy to the splendour of 19th century Russia and Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Serenade for Strings.

And to help you navigate your way through this fabulous music you will also be able to download the colourful and informative programme notes for free.

Filmed live on Thursday 19 November 2020

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Thomas Tallis
Corelli Concerto Grosso op. 6 no. 4
Holst St Paul’s Suite in C, Op. 29 no. 2
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48

Principal Guest Conductor Michael Thrift

And don’t forget you can still watch the video of last month’s concert String Fling With the audience capped at just 40 invited guests – this was the first Firebird performance since March.