Ultimately this was a far more exciting, dangerous, and interestingly programmed experience than the more sanitised circus plus orchestra concerts that have become almost as ubiquitous as film score concerts in recent years
— Limelight Magazine
In this classical concerto, fire is an instrument of the orchestra - musicians shoot up in the air performing daring acrobatic stunts, taming and manipulating fire while music literally springs to life from all corners of the concert hall.
— Sonja Schebeck, acrobatic violinist

Image by Andrej Grilic (c) 2019

Image by Andrej Grilic (c) 2019

About

TALE OF THE FIREBIRD is a concerto for violin, fire & orchestra composed & created by CHLOÉ CHARODY. The work was commissioned by funding from THE AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS in 2017. This work aims to fully integrates three art forms: modern circus, contemporary art-music & physical theatre, with a compelling narrative conveyed through movement and physicality. This work has been written specifically for SONJA SCHEBECK & THE FREESTYLE ORCHESTRA’s unique capabilities, where the music, movement, and fire performance are conceived simultaneously.

TALE OF THE FIREBIRD premiered on 07.06.2019 at CITY RECITAL HALL for SYDNEY’S VIVID FESTIVAL.



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Photos by David Vagg (c) 2019

Photos by AJF Photography (c) 2019


FIREDANCE (Movement III) premiered @ Bruknerhaus, Linz on May 10, 2018