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Igor Stravinsky's masterpieces come back
On June 20 the ballets Petrushka and Firebird will adorn the playbill of the National Opera House of Ukraine.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
The Georgia Straight
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra flawlessly executes Stravinsky's beast
The rioters had it right. That's not to excuse the outbreak of mass Philistinism that affected the otherwise cosmopolitan residents of Paris on May 29, 1913, when Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes presented the premiere of The Rite of Spring , with choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky and music by Igor Stravinsky.
The New Yorker
The Rite Stuff
Many modern composers say that it was when hearing Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" that they decided to become composers.
Music danced with art at concert for Ballets Russes exhibit in D.C. last night
"I love that title," pianist and music scholar Michael Arnowitt told the audience before his excellent, unique concert -- one of many programs related to the spectacular Ballets Russes exhibit.
MTT and the San Francisco Symphony celebrate the work of Igor Stravinsky
This week, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Rite of Spring in two programs dedicated to the work of Igor Stravinsky .
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Jab Molassie storms town
Jab Molassie is held by his three imps in a confrontation with Starboy . PHOTOS COURTESY MARIA NUNES A fortunate few invitees witnessed the recent Little Carib workshop performance of Jab Molassie, a music theatre production, which is the latest project of the visionary Calabash Foundation for the Arts.
Portland dance review: Oregon Ballet Theatre raises the bar with all-Balanchine program
Oregon Ballet Theatre's performance of "Square Dance" featured Mia Leimkuhler, Lucas Threefoot, Christian Squires, Olga Krochik, Ashley Dawn and Steven Houser.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
REVIEW: Festival Orchestra opens with some musical magic
Ring up two great Packard Hall concerts already from the Colorado College Summer Music Festival's faculty.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
The Halle to play powerful classics at The Hexagon
"The Halle plays many concerts everywhere, all over the country, we go as far north as Perth and as far south as Bristol, so Reading is one of the most southerly cities we go to.
Queen Anne & Magnolia News
'Director's Choice' ends PNB's season with many high notes
By Maggie Larrick A positively breathtaking, new Christopher Wheeldon ballet about water is taking its world-premiere bow as the stunning centerpiece of Pacific Northwest Ballet's latest program.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Jacques Lacombe Conducts Njso in Rite of Spring Tonight
Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Stravinsky's groundbreaking, riot-inducing The Rite of Spring on its 2012-13 classical season finale program, tonight, June 7-9 in Newark and Morristown.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
The Japan Times
'Shock and awe' of another kind
Pounding, pagan, pulsing - these are the words typically used to describe Igor Stravinsky's ballet, "The Rite of Spring," which debuted 100 years ago last week in Paris and was greeted, literally, with riots.
A spring break with tradition that's now a musical rite of passage ; ...
There's a scene in Arthur Penn's 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, where the two bank-robbers fruitlessly try to make out on a bed.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Ventura County Star
Oak Park pianist advances in prestigious competition
MCT/Ron T. Ennis, Fort Worth Star-Telegram A comfortable Sean Chen leaves the practice room Sunday for his semifinals performance at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Glyndebourne 2013: Ariadne auf Naxos - a guide to Strauss's musical world
Strauss's opera is streaming here on the Guardian from 7pm on 4 June. New to the piece? Gen up on it with Tom Service's guide to Strauss's rich and masterful mix of musical smoke and mirrors.
The L Magazine
Jazz is Classical Music, Too
Jazz and classical music are usually segregated: on radio stations, in record-store aisles, and even at Lincoln Center, where the New York Philharmonic and the Jazz Orchestra play several blocks from each other.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
The Oracle - review
Vaslav Nijinsky didn't perform in his own ballet , The Rite of Spring. Yet the miraculous prowess of his dancing and the troubled mystery of his genius have become almost as key to the legend of that 1913 work as the choreography itself.
Fri May 31, 2013
Minnesota Public Radio
MPR Classical hosts bring 'When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky' to life
This week marked the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of 'The Rite of Spring,' a now classic ballet that seemed anything but to its first audience, sparking a riot in the streets of Paris.
Thu May 30, 2013
Le Sacre du printemps/Sacre, Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris
With the wild tales of seats being torn off by respectable ladies and smacked on famous heads in response to Stravinsky's score, the premiere of Le Sacre du printemps on May 29, 1913 has risen to the status of dance folklore.