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

    54 minutes

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Charles Dutoitconductor
    Gerard McBurneycreative director
    Bradley Armacost,  actor
    Matthew Krauseactor
    Valeriy Yavorfolk musician

    Filmed at Orchestra Hall in November 2012