Benaroya Hall Downtown
Thurs April 30, 7:30 pm & May 2–3 21+
In pre-COVID times, Rich Smith wrote, "Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring caused everybody in the audience to flip out and pour into the streets of Paris when it first debuted in 1913, not only because Sergei Diaghilev's very weird accompanying ballet depicted a young girl dancing herself to death (an alarmingly common COD in Russian and German folklore), but because no one had ever heard music like that before. Tonally ambitious, inquisitive, impressionistic, challenging." See a limited rebroadcast for free.