Maxim Emelyanychev Conductor
Alina Ibragimova Violin
BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No 3
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 1 in D Major
STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite 
The Firebird is the ballet score that made Stravinsky’s name, with music of glittering colours and enormous emotional power telling a magical Russian fairytale. Expect fresh new perspectives on the music as Emelyanychev conducts a specially expanded SCO for this celebratory occasion.
Beforehand, dazzling Russian-born British violinist Alina Ibragimova is the soloist in Prokofiev’s bracingly energetic First Violin Concerto, and Emelyanychev kicks off the evening of spectacle and wonder with Beethoven’s intensely powerful Overture.