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  • 'Rite of Spring' by Igor Stravinsky turns 100

    'Rite of Spring' by Igor Stravinsky turns 100
    It's hard today to imagine a ballet causing an audience to riot, but that's what happened 100 years ago when the well-heeled Parisian spectators at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées revolted against Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring."  "Rite" debuted...
  • Celebrating a century of 'The Rite of Spring'

    Celebrating a century of 'The Rite of Spring'
    One hundred years ago on Wednesday, the score that revolutionized music in the 20th century had its premiere at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. The first performance of the ballet "Le Sacre du Printemps" – or "The Rite of Spring," as most...
  • Donald Richie dies at 88; interpreted Japan for the West

    Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
  • Symphony and Stage Company announce their 2013-2014 lineups

    Symphony and Stage Company announce their 2013-2014 lineups
    Two of Hampton Roads major performing groups, the Virginia Symphony and Virginia Stage Company, this week announced their lineups for 2013-2014. Here are the details: Virginia Symphony Violin virtuoso Midori will open the symphony's 94th season Sept....
  • Play About Walt Disney, Igor Stravinsky To Premiere In Newtown

    Play About Walt Disney, Igor Stravinsky To Premiere In Newtown
    A play about Walt Disney and composer Igor Stravinskiy about the making of the animated film "Fantasia" sounds intriguing. Newtown's Stray Kats Theatre Company will present Frederick Stroppel's "Small World: A Fantasia" with actors Scott Bryce as Disney...
  • 'Rite of Spring' festival coming to L.A.'s Music Center in 2013

    'Rite of Spring' festival coming to L.A.'s Music Center in 2013
    Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" will turn 100 next year. To celebrate the occasion, music groups around the world will hold festivals and special performances in honor of the piece's tumultuous 1913 premiere in Paris. In Los Angeles, the Music...
  • John Cage fest at NU: Collages of noises and sounds so quiet you could hear keys drop

     John Cage fest at NU: Collages of noises and sounds so quiet you could hear keys drop
    "I have nothing to say, and I am saying it." John Cage's often-quoted line popped up toward the end of the final concert of the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music's John Cage Festival last weekend. In three packed days of performances...
  • Young Russian virtuoso's flying fingers wow crowd at CSO debut

    Young Russian virtuoso's flying fingers wow crowd at CSO debut
    Apart from the bicentennials of Wagner and Verdi, no major anniversary in classical music is getting wider play this season than the centennial of "The Rite of Spring," which received its notorious premiere in Paris on May 29, 1913. The reasons are...
  • Celebrating Billy Strayhorn with a three-day soiree

    Celebrating Billy Strayhorn with a three-day soiree
    The centennial of the inimitable jazz composer Billy Strayhorn doesn't come around until 2015, but, in a way, the festivities will begin this weekend in the Chicago area. A three-day Billy Strayhorn Jazz Festival organized by the Music Institute of...
  • "Small World" Goes From Newtown To NYC Presentation

    A new play that had its premiere earlier this year in Newtown will have a New York reading later this month. “Small World: A Fantasia” by Frederick Stroppel will have two industry-invited audiences to two presentations at the Harold...
  • 'Rite of Spring' dance reborn at UC Irvine

     'Rite of Spring' dance reborn at UC Irvine
    UC Irvine's dance production based on "The Rite of Spring" may jolt the audience in places, but it won't have nearly the impact that the original did in 1913. And there are several people to blame for that. Lenny Bruce. Hugh Hefner. The Sex Pistols....
  • Israel Baker, renowned violinist, dies at 92

    Israel Baker, renowned violinist, dies at 92
    As concertmaster for the orchestra that recorded the soundtrack for the movie "Psycho," classical violinist Israel Baker helped create a piece of pop culture that is regarded as one of Hollywood's most terrifying. He led the piercing attack of the violins...