|Stravinsky Music + Festival
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Web site: http://www.music.arizona.edu
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For this fifth annual presentation of the University of Arizona Music + Festival, we are delighted to present the work of Igor Stravinsky, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the première of his The Rite of Spring. The festival provides an extensive view of the music of this great composer, through a lecture, symposium, film, and four concerts.
Stravinsky was the major force in music in the first half of the 20th century, and in many respects, set the agenda for the latter half as well. The festival looks at the output of his entire career, from his Russian period, to his Neo-Classical (or pan-historical), to his final serial phase. An ardent student and collaborator of the Dance, we will look at numerous works in this genre as well. Highlights of the festival include Symphony of Psalms, Petroushka, Concerto for Piano and Winds, The Soldier’s Tale, selections from The Rite of Spring, and many other smaller, but vital, works.
Performers include the faculty of the University of Arizona School of Music, students and the major ensembles, including the Arizona Symphony, Wind Ensemble, the Arizona Choir and the Symphonic Choir, superlative musicians from the Tucson community, students of the School of Dance, and presenters from the School of Music and the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies.
The Stravinsky Music + Festival brings together a tremendous number of people who make it happen. Thus, we thank our performers, behind-the-scenes personnel, and, of course, sponsors!