Beethoven's 5th | The Rite of Spring

Altria Masterworks Series


 

Conductor: Steven Smith

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Join the Richmond Symphony for its season finale featuring Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”, a riveting celebration of rebirth. Causing a riotous response at its premiere as a ballet in May 1913, it’s become recognized as one of the most influential orchestral works of this past century!

Program Repertoire

Monteverdi Toccata and Ritornelli from "Orfeo"
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps)

 

Listen in as RSO Music Director Steven Smith discusses the shocking premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

KEEPING SCORE:  Revealing Classical Music, featuring Michael Tilson Thomas and the musicians of the San Francisco Symphony, provides an in-depth study of The Rite of Spring.  This behind-the-scenes video is a great way to prepare for this weekend’s concert.

For a short preview of the Joffrey Ballet’s reconstruction of the original Ballets Russes production (presented by The Mann Center, February, 2013) click here.

To view the entire ballet production by the Joffrey Ballet, click here

Want to read up on Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring before the concert?  Check out these program notes made available online by The Kennedy Center and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra:

Kennedy Center Program Notes
Chicago Symphony Program Notes

 

Listen in as RSO Music Director Steven Smith examines Beethoven’s original manuscript and discusses three different interpretations of one of the most famous pieces of all time – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

Click here to take a look at Beethoven’s manuscript, made available online by the Berlin State Library.

Do you want to read up on Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 before the concert?  Check out these program notes (made available online by The Kennedy Center and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra):

Kennedy Center Program Notes

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Program Notes

 

 

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