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Rite of Spring

Conductor Lionel Bringuier on His Debut With San Francisco Symphony

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.07.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

From a very early age, even before he was admitted to the Conservatoire de Paris as a cellist, Lionel Bringuier has been recognized as someone who just gets it.

Music, Ballet and the Russian Masters

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Today we have conductor Scott Speck with us to talk about the music for the Joffrey's upcoming Russian Masters program. The company will perform Nijinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps," or "The Rite of Spring," with music by Stravinsky.

Mark Morris Unveils New Rite of Spring at Ojai North!

Carla Escoda | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

I thought those floral wreaths for the women and green leafy garlands for the men looked silly. Though if the movement had been more ironic, they might have worked.

'Rite Of Spring' Turns 100

Posted 05.29.2013 | Arts

Exactly 100 years ago today Igor Stravinsky dazzled and simultaneously enraged music lovers in Paris with the debut of his ballet score, "The Rite of ...

For Bolshoi, The Show Must Go On

AP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — It was, perhaps, last century's most scandalous ballet – one modeled after a pagan ritual of human sacrifice and showcasing dance...

San Francisco Ballet's Guide to Strange and Wonderful Places (PHOTOS)

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

2013-03-13-ballet_escoda.jpgSan Francisco Ballet's contribution to the centennial celebration of Stravinsky and Nijinsky's controversial masterpiece may well prove to be a beacon in the storm.

Bolshoi Ballet Cancels 'Rite Of Spring' After Acid Attack

Posted 01.31.2013 | Arts

The Bolshoi Ballet is canceling its new performance of "The Rite of Spring" after the violent attack of artistic director Sergei Filin. The production...

Rewriting the Rite: Bill T. Jones and Anne Bogart Meditate on The Rite of Spring

William Robin | Posted 03.24.2013 | Arts
William Robin

The opportunity to bring together the highly trained dancers of Jones's company with the gifted actors of Bogart's troupe allowed for a collaboration that could recapture the visceral, interdisciplinary action of the original Rite.

Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard Reflects on the Rite

William Robin | Posted 01.27.2013 | Arts
William Robin

"These two blocks -- from the 12 Preludes by Debussy and the 12 Symphonic Etudes by Schumann -- are compositions by two very different composers, but both of them share a great fantasy, and they are masters of the intimate world."

Exclusive Interview With Yo Yo Ma on the Spirituality of Music

Laurence Vittes | Posted 11.30.2012 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Tonight in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble will give the world premiere of Dmitry Janov-Janovsky's hour-long Stravinsky fantasy called Sacred Signs at the University of North Carolina.

Lucas Kavner

Not Your Grandmother's 'Rite of Spring': How Do We Make Classical Music More Accessible? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.10.2012 | Home

In 1913, classical music sparked a riot in Paris. Igor Stravinsky was introducing his revolutionary "Rite of Spring" ballet to the world, with its ...