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‘Rite of Spring’ concert set

April 16, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

One hundred years ago, the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ballet, "Rite of Spring," created a riot; the performance was overrun by insulting outbursts, whistling and booing. The audience was so loud, the dancers were unable to hear the music. As a result, the piece and its premiere became known as one of the most controversial works of the century.



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