CSO at Wheaton: The Rite of Spring & Kavakos
Nov 17, 2023
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A panorama of ancient pagan rituals, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring put modernism squarely on the map. Experience the swaggering and suspenseful ballet score that drove Parisian audiences to riot at its 1913 premiere. Leonidas Kavakos brings an “intense, silken, mercurial” sound (The Guardian) to his rendition of Szymanowski’s folk-inspired Second Violin Concerto. Mussorgsky’s fiery depiction of a witches’ sabbath opens the program.

  • Venue
    Wheaton College
  • Price Range
  • Length
    1 hour 50 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    Stephen Alltop
Friday, November 17, 2023
7:30 PM

A Night on Bald Mountain


Violin Concerto No. 2


The Rite of Spring


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Preconcert Conversation

Explore the music in a free preconcert conversation featuring Stephen Alltop in Armerding Concert Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.


Support for the CSO at Wheaton series is provided by Megan and Steve Shebik.

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