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5/19/11: The Rite of Spring

Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – Thursday, Doug sits down with Utah Symphony's music director Thierry Fischer to talk about Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring." It's now considered a seminal piece in 20th century music. But in 1913, the audience at the premiere broke out into a riot. There were fights and the house got so loud the dancers on stage couldn't hear the orchestra. Maestro Fischer is conducting the season finale and it's giving us a chance to talk about his vision for the symphony and the work of Igor Stravinsky.

Utah Symphony performs Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" along with works by Charles Ives and Richard Strauss on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. Tickets are available on-line or by calling 801-355-ARTS (2787).

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Music from today's program from the Signum Classics recording The Rite of Spring performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC National Chorus of Wales, Thierry Fischer, conductor

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