Utah State University's Music Department is hosting the Utah Philharmonia in a joint performance with the USU Symphony Orchestra of Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" in a special concert in the Kent Concert Hall. Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" was composed in 1913 and has grown into one of the 20th century's most influential pieces of music. The story centers on pagan Russian rituals celebrating the coming of spring. After the initial celebrations are over, a young maiden is chosen by fate as a sacrifice and dances herself to death. The music emphasizes raw power through a strong irregular beat while maintaining a refined dissonance. Utah Philharmonia is the University of Utah's premiere 85-student orchestra directed by Robert Baldwin. The group recently performed Beethoven's “Symphony No. 9” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5” among other works.
Tickets for “Rite of Spring” are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and youth, $5 for USU faculty and free for staff and USU students. For more information and tickets visit the Caine College of the Arts Box Office in room 139B in the Chase Fine Arts Center on USU's Logan campus or call 435-797-8022. Information is also available at the college's Production Services website here.
Feb 23, 2013 Time:
4030 Old Main Hill, Logan, 84322Where:
Chase Fine Arts Center