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California Festival: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

November 17, 2023: 7:30 PM
November 18, 2023: 7:30 PM
The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
All Ages
On sale 8/15

Experience an evening featuring Stravinsky’s whirling The Rite of Spring, which still astounds audiences more than a century after its riotous Parisian premiere in 1913. The spectacular work shocked the world with its vivid depictions of ritual dances in pagan Russia—a perfect pairing for the world premiere of Vladimir Tarnopolsky’s Danse Macabre. Music Director Rafael Payare sets the tone for the performance with Béla Bartók’s dark and mysterious Miraculous Mandarin Suite, and Villa-Lobos’ influences of Bach melded with Brazilian folk elements on display in a selection from his Bachianas brasileiras.

Rafael Payare, conductor
BARTÓK: Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19

VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas brasileiras No. 7

Vladimir TARNOPOLSKI: Danse Macabre (World Premiere, SDS Commission)

STRAVINSKY: Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

This concert is part of The California Festival, a new, statewide music initiative showcasing the most compelling and forward-looking voices in performances of works written in the past five years.

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The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

222 Marina Park Way
San Diego, California 92101

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