Evening Concert

The 100-Year Shockwave: The “Rite of Spring” (Encore Broadcast)


Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert it’s an encore broadcast of “The 100-year Shockwave – Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’”. This past May 29th was the 100th anniversary of the first performance of this groundbreaking work. You’ll hear first-hand recollections from composer Stravinsky and conductor Pierre Monteux. Find out what all the fuss was , and is, about on “The 100-year Shockwave – Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’”.

Special (Encore): “The Rite of Spring - The 100-Year-Shock Wave”
In this anniversary documentary, the ballet’s 100 year shock-wave is traced from its initial explosion on May 29th, 1913 right up to the present time. The show features brief interviews and first-hand recollections of the famous first night from Dame Marie Rambert, who was one of the dancers, and Igor Stravinsky, who was in the audience, through memories of the Berlin premiere in 1923 and the 50th anniversary performance in London conducted by Pierre Monteux, who was the original conductor in 1913, up to comments on the work’s enduring power from major artists of today: dancer Dame Monica Mason, and conductors Sir Colin Davis and Valery Gergiev. The program also features extended excerpts from “The Rite of Spring” as conducted by Valery Gergiev.
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring (Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra/ Valery Gergiev)

Civic Orchestra of Chicago (Program #12-04) (new)
R. STRAUSS; Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome (James Gaffigan, conductor)
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op.47 (Cliff Colnot, conductor)