Igor Stravinsky transformed simple ancient folk music from Russia and Lithuania into a perfect storm of rhythm, harmony and melodies that were unlike any heard before. One hundred years later, this masterpiece still thrills and captures our imagination with its revolutionary sounds.
This Beyond the Score production celebrates the centennial of The Rite of Spring.
“The sublime upsurge of self-renewing nature … the beating pulse of Spring … an outpouring of rhythm … the Dance of the Earth.” — Igor Stravinsky
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Gerard McBurney, creative director
Bradley Armacost, actor
Matthew Krause, actor
Valeriy Yavor, folk musician
Filmed at Orchestra Hall in November 2012