The Rite of Spring, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - The Guide - Los Angeles magazine

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The Rite of Spring

Hollywood Bowl
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
8 p.m.

Conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leads the L.A. Phil, with Augustin Hadelich on violin, in a program of Igor Stravinsky’s Fireworks and The Rite of Spring as well as Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. In 1913, Stravinsky debuted Rite of Spring as it accompanied choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky’s ballet of the same name. The public was outraged by both the dance and the sound—dissonant, stressed, rooted in Russian folk art but unlike anything previously composed. Today each is considered a masterpiece. More information