Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts will present the North American premiere of the multidisciplinary interpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s orchestral score for the 1910 ballet. Firebird: Reimagined will link South African and Russian traditions and integrate music, literature, and the disciplines of dance, movement, and puppetry. This performance will feature The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Cristian Măcelaru, Grammy award-winning, South African vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and larger-than-life puppets inspired by the artistry of the Broadway sensation War Horse and created by Janni Younge of South Africa’s renowned Handspring Puppet Company. The Philadelphia Orchestra's performance of the complete score for The Firebird will be accompanied by a new interpretation of the original Ballets Russes staging with Younge’s puppets, performed by expert puppeteers and dancers.
Firebird: Reimagined is the signature event of our 2016 festival Firebird: Spirit Rising, a five-month celebration of the human spirit's boundless capacity for good, imagination, creativity, and freedom. Click here for more information about Firebird: Spirit Rising.
Tickets are on sale now via MannCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, or the Mann Box Office.
Children ages 12 and under receive free admittance on the Great Lawn by visiting the Box Office on the day of show, July 20th. Child must be present at the Box Office to secure tickets.
If you are 21 years of age or older and plan to consume alcohol at the concert, please be prepared to present proper I.D. There is no re-entry once exiting the facility. Picnics are permitted for this performance as a part of the Mann's Summer Picnic Series.