The Rite of Spring presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra
About The Rite of Spring
The aftershocks of Igor Stravinsky’s visionary masterpiece are still being felt over a century after its scandalous premiere – it changed music forever.
Prehistoric tribal rites – dances, processions, ritual games – climax in the sacrifice of a victim who dances herself to death. The heady mix of primeval choreography and earth-shaking music was too much for the Parisian ballet audience who rioted and cat-called, closing the show, but catapulting Stravinsky and the Rite to international celebrity.
From the bassoon’s eerie opening notes to the cataclysmic climax, the Rite of Spring is a panorama of sensations, unleashing a huge virtuoso orchestra in music of raw, rhythmic vitality and awe-inspiring sound.
WAGNER -Die Meistersinger – Prelude
STRAVINSKY - The Rite of Spring
Pietari Inkinen - conductor
Recommended for ages 12+