The Rite of Spring
John Kennedy conducts Stravinsky and Glass
Featuring Pedja Muzijevic, piano
The city of Paris was ablaze the night Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps premiered in 1913: Riots that reportedly began in the theater’s aisles—visceral responses to the ballet’s unconventional rhythms and modern aesthetic—poured into the streets. Yet in its 110-year history, the work has become one of the most recognizable and beloved triumphs of the 20th century. In this program, the Festival’s Resident Conductor and Director of Orchestral Activities John Kennedy pairs this monumental work with a thrilling US premiere of Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 14.
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- New World Symphony, June 7
- Symphonie Fantastique, June 9
2023 Spoleto Festival USA Reading List
The Rite of Spring: A Timeline
Get to Know Pianist Pedja Muzijevic
From Mena Mark Hanna: Music Moves Us