Robert Spano + Rite of Spring
DateMay 16 - 18, 2024
VenueAtlanta Symphony Hall & Box Office
AvailabilityOn Sale Now
This event is part of the Delta Classical Series 1 subscription.
Thursday at 8:00PM
Saturday at 8:00PM
Much has been written about the riot that disrupted the 1913 world premiere of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. What incited such a reaction? Was it the music or the choreography? Was it the subject matter (human sacrifice), or was it personal? No one knows for sure, but by 1940, Walt Disney saw fit to include the piece in his feature film Fantasia. Today, The Rite of Spring isn’t quite so shocking but delivers a thrilling sound experience in the hands of a great orchestra. This week, ASO Music Director Laureate Robert Spano conducts Stravinsky’s masterpiece and welcomes the return of American composer Jonathan Leshnoff for the world premiere of his oratorio Sacrifice of Isaac.
- Jonathan LeshnoffSacrifice of Isaac
- StravinskyThe Rite of Spring