BBC Symphony Orchestra / Vedernikov

Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring

22 September 2013 / 19:30


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Weber orch. Berlioz Invitation to the Dance
Chopin Andante Spianato
Chopin Grande Polonaise Brillante
Borodin Polovtsian Dances
Chopin arr. Stravinsky Grande Valse Brillante
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Vedernikov
Alexei Volodin piano

To mark the 100th anniversary of the riotous premiere of The Rite of Spring, a whole day of events, culminating in an evening concert that recreates the explosive musical cocktail of that concert. Immerse yourself in the Parisian artistic world of 1913 with two retrospective films, Riot at the Rite and Ballet Russes, an intimate portrait of the surviving dancers in Diaghilev’s ground-breaking company. In the evening, Russian conductor Alexander Vedernikov leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a programme that places Stravinsky’s ballet in the context of the dance music tradition, including Borodin’s colourful Polovtsian Dances, Weber’s Invitation to the Dance and Stravinsky’s own orchestration of Chopin’s Grande valse brilliante.

The concert will finish at approximately 9.30pm

BBC SO Plus Family: Fountain Room, 6pm
An introduction to tonight’s concert for families with a free, meet the musicians workshop and discounted tickets.
Call the Box Office for details

This event is part of:
Total Immersion: The Rite of Spring 1913
All classical music events - 2013–2014 season
BBC Symphony Orchestra 2013–2014

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