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Igor Stravinsky

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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...
  • Fall dance preview: A strong season of talent, from near and far

    Fall dance preview: A strong season of talent, from near and far
    A dance season has tended to be defined by one or two international companies of hefty size that have the selling power equivalent of a blockbuster movie. As with the blockbuster, however, that model has morphed. It has become prohibitively expensive...
  • Fantasia Barrino returns to Broadway in 'After Midnight'

    Grammy winner Fantasia Barrino, who came to fame as winner of the third season of “American Idol,” is heading to Broadway to star in “After Midnight,” producers said Thursday.  The jazzy musical revue celebrates Duke Ellington&...
  • Long Beach Opera to showcase Duke Ellington, John Adams next season

    Long Beach Opera to showcase Duke Ellington, John Adams next season
    Long Beach Opera announced Wednesday its 2014 season will include works by Duke Ellington, John Adams and Wynton Marsalis. The season will feature four productions -- the same as the current season -- at venues around Long Beach and San Pedro. The...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • '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...
  • Daniel Catán dies at 62; opera composer and librettist

    Daniel Catán dies at 62; opera composer and librettist
    Daniel Catán, an opera composer and librettist whose works including "Il Postino" and "Florencia en el Amazonas" have been praised for their lyrical romanticism and humane generosity of spirit, died suddenly Saturday in Austin, Texas. He was 62. Catán'...
  • Judy Morr: A quiet force behind Segerstrom Center for the Arts' dance program

    Judy Morr: A quiet force behind Segerstrom Center for the Arts' dance program
    The arts world craves star power. Locally, we're covered. Opera? No problem — Plácido. Classical music? Dudamel. Dance? There's ... well, anyone there? Anyone at all? This s explains why perhaps the most important dance figure of the past quarter...
  • TV This Week: Dec. 12 - 18

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 12 - 18 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Dec. 12 - 18 in PDF format (alternate link) Weekly TV Listings can also be found at:......
  • Kennedy Center's boss says the arts are in trouble, blames lack of excellence and daring on timid administrators and funders

     
    Kennedy Center boss Michael Kaiser bemoans lack of excellence in the arts and says timid arts managers are to blame...