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Now Hear This: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with Scott Yoo

Feb 5, 2021

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Join Scott Yoo, world renowned violinist, conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic, and narrator of PBS' new series Now Hear This, dives deep into the histories and mysteries of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring performed live by your Colorado Symphony! Stravinsky's primal Rite of Spring is renowned for inciting a riot at its 1913 Paris debut. The causes are still debated – was it the eccentric asymmetry of the music or Nijinsky's shocking choreography – and the escalation often exaggerated (objects may have been thrown at the musicians, and a bald man's head was allegedly drummed upon). Nonetheless, this must-see masterwork radically changed 20th century composition.