“He believed he'd easily find his way because of the bread that he'd strewn all along his path; but he was very surprised to find not a single crumb: the birds had come and eaten everything.” —Charles Perrault
Follow the trail of breadcrumbs into a musical world of myths and fairy tales. Ravel’s beloved Mother Goose Suite entices us to enter fantasyland with a Pavane for Sleeping Beauty, the dance of Beauty and the Beast, and other tales, while Anton Webern’s miniature Bagatelles evaporate more quickly than Tom Thumb’s crumbs.
Goose Daughter is Birdfoot Festival’s first world premiere performance. Written by pianist and composer Prach Boondiskulchok, this brand-new chamber song-cycle was inspired by the poems of Sarah Howe (winner of the 2016 TS Eliot prize). Dvorak’s adventurous String Quintet rounds out a not-to-miss concert.
Note: This concert will be preceded by a 7pm performance given by participants in Birdfoot’s Young Artist Program.