Rite of Spring

Cristian Macelaru - Conductor


Prokofiev - Symphony No. 1 ("Classical")

Ginastera - Variaciones concertantes


Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

Saturday, April 23, 2016

8:00 pm Verizon Hall

Just as Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring pays homage to past Russian folk traditions, Prokofiev’s neo-Classical Symphony No. 1 draws its whimsy and virtuosity from the past world of Haydn. This thrilling, highly virtuosic work precedes Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes, which features multiple soloists and various sections of the orchestra. It’s also inspired by the music’s folk roots, infusing Argentinian harmonies and gestures into a work that is propulsive and infectiously melodic. This program is a chance to hear the musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra shine as individuals and a collective whole–from the intimacy of Prokofiev’s “Classical” Symphony, to the solo features of Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes, to the full-throated roar of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

Spend the day in Center City—come down early and enjoy the PIFA Street Fair before you enjoy the concert.

The 2016 PIFA Street Fair will close six blocks of Broad Street (between Chestnut and South Streets) and transform into Philadelphia’s ultimate FREE block party featuring dozens of performances, rides, a zip line, popular food vendors, and this year’s centerpiece – an enormous waterfall in the center of Broad Street.

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