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MTT and Stravinsky:  Stravinskys Russian Roots
Phone (415) 864-6000
Price $15 to $150
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Music Performing Arts

MTT and Stravinsky: Stravinsky's Russian Roots

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 6:30p
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

The joyous Les Noces “depicts” a wedding the way an Altman film uses scraps of conversation to tell a tale, and boasts four pianists on stage. One hundred years ago, Diaghilev, Nijinsky, Stravinsky and Monteux—legends all—triggered the most scandalous evening in ballet history with the premiere of The Rite of Spring. The combination of Stravinsky’s revolutionary music and Nijinsky’s startlingly un-balletic choreography caused a riot. Now universally admired, the music has lost none of its freshness… Show more

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MTT and Stravinsky:  Stravinsky's Russian Roots

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San Francisco Symphony
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Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is widely considered to be among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the SFS presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 600,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall, in other Bay Area venues, and through an active national and international touring program....
Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble
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Moscow-born Dmitry Pokrovsky was preparing for a career in classical music when he became fascinated by the folk music and dances of Russia. Forming the Dmitry Pokrovsky Ensemble, Pokrovsky devoted himself to collecting and preserving the traditional songs of his homeland....
Michael Tilson Thomas
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Tilson Thomas is one of America's premier conductors, known for American modern music, but equally at ease with traditional symphonic music. ~ Rovi
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Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94199
(415) 864-6000
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