Daytrip

January 11, 2009

Stravinsky's 'Firebird

Where:: Fulton Opera House, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, Pa.

When:: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18

What:: The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra starts off the new year with a weekend of classical music. Program features Igor Stravinsky's Firebird, a work that, through Disney's Fantasia 2000, introduced many to the beauty of classical music. Inspired by Russian folk tales, Firebird tells the story of a glowing, magical being that blesses and curses its captor. Weekend also includes a performance by Michael Sheppard of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2. A meet-the-musicians reception with complimentary refreshments and a cash bar will be held after the Friday performance.

How much: : Tickets are $25-$62. Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more.

What's nearby:: The Fulton is located within historic Lancaster City, home to art galleries, studios and museums, including the new Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum. The close-by Lancaster Arts Hotel was built within the walls of a former tobacco warehouse. For more information, go to downtownlancaster.com.

Information:: Call 717-397-7425 or go to lancastersymphony.org.

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