THE RITE OF SPRING
SEP 30 & OCT 1, 2023 | Music Hall
Individual tickets on sale July 17, 2023Subscribe
Primal and untamed in nature, the CSO’s season opens with Stravinsky’s infamous Rite of Spring.
DE FALLA: Interlude and Dance from La vida breve
BARTÓK: Violin Concerto No. 2
STRAVINSKY: Le Sacre du printemps ("The Rite of Spring")
Christian Reif, conductor
Clara-Jumi Kang, violin
Saturday Evening C & Sunday Afternoon
The 1913 premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was perhaps the most famous opening-night scandal in history. Confronted with its primal and untamed nature, its first audience was ignited into a riot, instantly cementing its reputation as a work that, to this day, triggers visceral responses. Conductor Christian Reif sets the stage for our wild encounter with a light and airy dance by Manuel de Falla and violinist Clara-Jumi Kang, bringing her poise to Bartók's second violin concerto.