Saturday, April 1, 2017
Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts • 525 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway
Pre-Concert Lecture 6:30 p.m. • Pre-Concert Music 7:00 p.m.
Concert 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: Call the Hammons Hall box office at 417-836-7678 or online at missouristatetix.com
The edge-of-your-seat symphonic action goes into top gear in a concert of musical fireworks, savage rhythms, and extreme virtuosity for our soloist and orchestra alike. We open with audience-thriller pianist Alexander Tutunov on George Gershwin’s jazzy and explosive Piano Concerto in F. The second half of our concert will feature Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, a ballet featuring primitive rituals celebrating the advent of spring, in which a young girl is chosen as a sacrificial victim and dances herself to death. Rite of Spring was revolutionary for its use of aboriginal and Russian folk music into a setting for ballet, and it continues to amaze and astound audiences today with its intense rhythms and haunting, untamed melodies.
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