ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Rite of Spring; WORLD PREMIERE of Jonathan Leshnoff's Sacrifice of Isaac
Place & Time
Atlanta Symphony Hall @ Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta GA USA
May 16, 2024
8:00 PM

Jonathan Leshnoff: Sacrifice of Isaac - WORLD PREMIERE
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Robert Spano, conductor

John Tessier, tenor

Cody Bowers, countertenor

Joseph Lattanzi, baritone

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Additional Information

Much has been written about the riot that disrupted the 1913 world premiere of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. What incited such a reaction? Was it the music or the choreography? Was it the subject matter (human sacrifice), or was it personal? No one knows for sure, but by 1940, Walt Disney saw fit to include the piece in his feature film Fantasia. Today, The Rite of Spring isn’t quite so shocking but delivers a thrilling sound experience in the hands of a great orchestra. This week, ASO Music Director Laureate Robert Spano conducts Stravinsky’s masterpiece and welcomes the return of American composer Jonathan Leshnoff for the world premiere of his oratorio Sacrifice of Isaac.

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