‘The Rite of Spring’ By The Louisville Orchestra

“The Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky is music that comes with its own gossip. In 1913, it was performed in Paris for the first time. Some reports state it was so disliked that it caused a riot. Listeners today have an idea what it’s about, with its pagan Russian score and, if performed as a ballet, awkward choreography. It was too modern for its own good in 1913, but the music has become more popular over time. Music Director Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra are finishing out the season with “The Rite of Spring” and “Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Op. 30,” composed in 1896 by Richard Strauss. If you’ve seen the film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” you’re familiar with the Strauss piece.

FRIDAY, MAY 11–12

The Kentucky Center
Times vary | $20-$85

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‘The Rite of Spring’ By The Louisville Orchestra

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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