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Rite of Spring

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Orchestra Hall
Thursday, May 31, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Friday, June 1, 2018 – 10:45 AM
Saturday, June 2, 2018 – 8:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Friday, June 1
at 10:45 am EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

Having paid double to schedule the famous Ballets Russes, the stage manager of Paris’ newest theater watched as a sold-out audience heard the first performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. The crowd began to riot and split into two fighting factions, then quickly turned its anger toward the orchestra. Stravinsky’s revolutionary score depicting the ancient rituals and folk music of Russia became an audience favorite and has since inspired composers from Copland to Messiaen.

ConcerTalk 5/31 at 6:30 PM & 6/2 at 7 PM: Get the most out of each Classical concert with informal presentations in Orchestra Hall one hour before the performance begins. Enjoy special guests, lectures, or performances that illuminate the program and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art of making music! In this iteration, Associate Conductor Michelle Merrill will interview composer Jared Miller.

JARED MILLER Luster, (World Premiere)
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1
STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring


Robert Spano, conductor  
Seong-Jin Cho, piano