Madison Symphony Orchestra performs Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring
February 13$18 – $74
A multimedia presentation starring American Players Theatre actors, visual projections and live musical examples with the entire work performed in the second half!
Transforming simple ancient folk music from Russia and Lithuania into a perfect storm of rhythm, harmony and melodies that were unlike any heard before its time, Stravinsky created the biggest scandal in the history of music in 1911. The Rite of Spring put him at the very forefront of the avant-garde and spread his name to the corners of the world. Experience this artistic masterpiece by discovering the history behind the groundbreaking composition during the first half of the presentation, then listen with a deeper understanding of the work from start to finish following intermission.
Visuals span art, photography, dance, Lithuanian songs, Russian folk music, rituals, and colorful scenes.