Saturday 25 May 2013, 8pmLaieszhalle, Hamburg

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Varèse Amériques (rev. 1927, reduced orch)

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Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring was inspired by a primordial vision of an ancient ritual, the work evokes the exhilarating spectacle of a pagan ceremony, in which a young girl dances herself to death as a sacrifice to the God of Spring. This is just one of a number of performances celebrating 100-years since the work’s début, which will see Maestro Salonen conduct the piece in numerous concert halls around the world.