Story: Orchestras

The composer conducts

Composer Igor Stravinsky visited Wellington in 1961 and conducted the National Orchestra in a performance of his dramatic Firebird suite. This clip shows the orchestra playing the finale at the Wellington Town Hall.

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Reference: Igor Stravinsky. National Film Unit, 1961

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Peter Walls, 'Orchestras - The National Orchestra', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/44804/the-composer-conducts (accessed 28 May 2017)

Story by Peter Walls, published 22 Oct 2014