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.
Alexander Borodin — "Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Piano Concerto No. 1
Traditional — Lithuanian Folk Songs
Igor Stravinsky — The Rite of Spring
Phone: 509-624-1200 Box Office: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue Open Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things in our world, but not our commitment to you. As we navigate the 2020-21 season, we will be there for you, just as you continue to be there for us. We will be accommodating should you be unable to safely attend an event. If we make the decision that an event needs to be rescheduled or cancelled, we will let you now as soon as possible, providing you the choice of ticket donations, exchanges, and refunds. As we look to the future together, thank you for considering the effect that mass refunds have on the financial stability of your Spokane Symphony. You are always welcome to put the value of your tickets back into your account and use the funds for another event. We look forward to the 75th season of the Spokane Symphony, bringing live orchestral music to Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, while keeping our audience and musicians safe!