The Rite of Spring
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Piano
Ridge Theater Company - Dancer(s)
Bob McGrath - Artistic director
Bach/orch. Stokowski - Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major
Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring
Thursday, February 21, 20138:00 pm Verizon Hall
Tickets are limited, for best availability please call 215.893.1999.
Please note the program change for this performance. Oliver Knussen's new composition, originally slated to premiere in Philadelphia, will not take place as scheduled. Stokowski's orchestral transcription of Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor will be performed in its place, as part of this season's ongoing Stokowski centenary celebration.
Please note due to the setup and preparation for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) in the Kimmel Center lobby there have been changes made to the locations of the box office lines, subscriber services table and donor services table. The box office lines will form beginning at the box office near the Information Desk. There will be an Usher to assist in managing the box office line. The subscriber services table will be located in front of the staircase across from Door B. The eZseatU table will be located at the far end of the PECO bar across from the stairs by door C. The donor services table will be located in front of the staircase across from Door C.
Stravinsky's Rite of Spring received its U.S. premieres in both staged and concert versions right here in Philadelphia, under Stokowski's direction. Now, in a first-of-its-kind partnership with Philadelphia Live Arts, The Philadelphia Orchestra collaborates with the New York-based Ridge Theater Company to present a 21st- century treatment of The Rite of Spring with dancers, video projection, and theatrical lighting. Philadelphia also gave the first American performances of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, which will be performed by star soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
Bob McGrath, Artistic Director, Ridge TheaterPre-Concert Conversations