Masterworks 10: Rites & Riots

DATE

May 08, 2021 - May 09, 2021

LOCATION:

Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

TICKET PRICES:

Masterworks 10: Rites & Riots

EVENT DETAILS

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 8pm 
Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 3pm 

JAMES LOWE, CONDUCTOR 
INON BARNATAN, PIANO 

We close the season with Stravinsky’s riotous The Rite of Spring, a work so bold that it caused an uproar at its premiere in 1913. Stravinsky wanted to go back deep into humanity’s pagan roots to capture the animalistic nature buried within us. Taking inspiration from ancient folk music, he went further than anyone else in his use of rhythm and orchestral color to depict a pagan ritual in a prehistoric Russian village. Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor shows us that perhaps Stravinsky’s “Rite” is not so much revolution as evolution. Tchaikovsky’s vast, sweepingly romantic First Piano Concerto sets the backdrop for a concert of drama and contrast. 

THE MUSIC

Alexander Borodin — "Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor 

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Piano Concerto No. 1

Traditional — Lithuanian Folk Songs

Igor Stravinsky — The Rite of Spring

TICKET INFORMATION

Phone: 509-624-1200
Box Office: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue
Open Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm. 

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