HAMER HALL, ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE
Stravinsky – ‘The Rite of Spring’
2013 is the 100th anniversary of the first performance of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”. When it was first performed in Paris it caused a riot as its rhythms and tonality were considered to be far too progressive. Today however, the work is one of the boldest, most virtuosic and exciting works ever written for orchestras. With its relentless power and rhythmic energy, it constantly brings the house down.
Mahler’s 1st Symphony is perhaps his most popular and with good reason. It has everything anyone could wish for in a large symphony-passion, extreme emotion, fury, tragedy, excitement, pathos, the famous “Frere Jaques” slow movement and one of the grandest endings to any work ever written.
The incomparable Zubin Mehta will be conducting both Mahler’s 1st symphony and Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite Of Spring’ in an unforgettable three concerts in 2013. Don’t miss out on your chance for tickets.