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Stravinsky Festival III

MAY 10, 11, 14 eve, 15

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21-22 Season Packages On Sale Now. Single Tickets Available Summer 2021.

Neoclassical Brilliance Rooted in Antiquity

The wit and humor of Stravinsky’s Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra, arrangements the composer made of his piano exercises for young musicians, belie the complexity and innovation that would come to characterize his work. These find their ultimate expression in his collaborations with Balanchine—most particularly in this now-classic trilogy of ballets inspired by Greek mythology and concepts. The oldest of their collaborations, Apollo presents the young god’s ascension with streamlined simplicity; Orpheus recounts the doomed hero’s tale of decent into the Underworld to retrieve his beloved Eurydice, and Agon personifies the Greek word for ‘struggle’ with its ever-contemporary athletic competitiveness.

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