London’s Philharmonia Orchestra honors Igor Stravinsky at Zellerbach Hall

Philharmonia Orchestra 6 March 2013
Esa-Pekka Salonen

Lutosławski rehearsal; RFH

commissioned by Alice Walton
Philharmonia Orchestra 6 March 2013 Esa-Pekka Salonen Lutosławski rehearsal; RFH commissioned by Alice Walton

It was May of 1968 in Berkeley, and Zellerbach Hall was soon to open its spacious glass doors for the first time. The program to be played: Igor Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms” and “Oedipus Rex,” conducted by Robert Craft and the celebrated composer himself. Unfortunately, Stravinsky had fallen ill and
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