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The Rite of Spring

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Saturday, April 22, 2017
7:30 P.M.
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC
Davidson Classical Series

Concert Details

Music Director and Conductor:
Gregory Vajda

Guest Artists:
Philippe Quint, violin

Ravel………………..Alborada del gracioso
Szymanowski…….Violin Concerto No. 1, op. 35
Stravinsky………….The Rite of Spring

We bring our Classical Series to an end with Ravel’s thrilling orchestration of his own piano piece, “The Morning Song of the Jester,” and the groundbreaking First Violin Concerto of 20th century Polish composer Karol Szymanowski, played by Philippe Quint—“the thinking man’s virtuoso” (Orange County Register) and a long-time friend of the HSO. The evening concludes with a tour-de-force performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, as fresh and charged today as it was in its Paris premiere a century and a quarter ago—and yet familiar to contemporary audiences, thanks to Disney’s Fantasia and many other references in popular culture.

Philippe-Quint

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