FUSE@PSO: Stravinsky's Firebird: Remix | Response

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Stravinsky’s classic ballet is reimagined into a 12-part concept album, complete with rap, synthesizers, and drum machines

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Stravinsky’s Firebird: Remix | Response

  • How you know The Firebird: The ballet was the first project of a young, as-yet-unknown Igor Stravinsky. It tells of Prince Ivan, who aims to win the heart of his princess, but first has to outwit the evil sorcerer Kostcheï.
  • Where you remember it from: Fantasia 2000 (in which an abridged version of the piece appears)
  • What you don’t remember it being: a fusion of rap, synthesizers, singers, and drum machines
  • Why not?: because Stravinsky was a square and didn’t incorporate any of those things
  • The Remix: Steve Hackman, the mind behind FUSE@PSO and this piece in particular, presents the world premiere of a reimagined dramatization of Stravinsky’s classic. To create it, he looked to the 1911 original and the myth surrounding the piece.
  • What it entails: 12 original songs stitched together with modern production techniques
  • Joining Steve: Jecorey “1200” Arthur, a polystylist rapper who’s shared a stage with My Morning Jacket’s Jim James; Malia Civetz, who has sung for President Obama; Gabriel Globus-Hoenich, a drummer and composer; and Stereo Hideout, a 15-voice chamber chorus

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1896, and its reputation was as big as its sound right from the start. Andrew Carnegie was an early backer, and reportedly claimed that it was the best orchestra in the country. More than a century later, it still enjoys its status as a nationally renowned organization. And the PSO continues to take pride in its acclaim—perhaps expanding on Carnegie's earlier view, current Music Director Manfred Honeck called the company "one of the world's finest orchestras."

The long-lived PSO makes its home in an equally historic venue. Converted from an opulent movie palace in 1971, when Americans swore off movies in favor of high culture, Heinz Hall proves itself an exceptional music venue. Fine acoustics please the ears, while eyes take in glittering chandeliers and glints of gold leaf.

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