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Ojai Music Festival Announce Esa-Pekka Salonen & Barbara Hannigan as New Music Directors

Ojai Music Festival Announce Esa-Pekka Salonen & Barbara Hannigan as New Music Directors >>

The Ojai Music Festival has announced a new slew of music directors for the next five seasons leading to its 75th anniversary in 2021. Among the new directorial staff appointees are Vijay Iyer, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Barbara Hannigan, Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Mitsuka Uchida.

Basil Twist's 'Rite of Spring'

Basil Twist's Abstract-Puppetry 'Rite of Spring' to Make New York Debut in October >>

Twelve puppeteers and the Orchestra of St. Luke's bring Twist's "biggest, most ambitious creation" to Lincoln Center's White Light Festival.

Peral Music: Universal Gives Daniel Barenboim a Vanity iTunes Label for Bruckner Symphonies, Stravinsky's Rite >>

PERAL MUSIC, a new digital-only label from UMG, will document Daniel Barenboim's work as a conductor, pianist and chamber musician. "I want to try and look at the future. I want to really get myself into the mentality of the digital world," Barenboim said.

Thierry Niang and The Invisible Dog Gear Up for 'SPRING', a Reinterpretation of Stravinsky's 'The Rites of Spring'

Thierry Niang and The Invisible Dog Gear Up for 'SPRING', a Reinterpretation of Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring' >>

Brooklyn's own art center, The Invisible Dog, is up to something special this time around.

A Soldier's Tale

REVIEW: Yale in New York, 'The Soldier's Tale' @ Carnegie's Zankel Hall (4/6/14) >>

Stravinsky's eccentric beats, note clusters, pipings and wails sounded neither old-fashioned nor self-consciously weird, and the ensemble made them a joy to hear, while Michael Cerveris and three dancers told the kind of devilish tale that never gets old.

#OrchestraYou: Hilary Hahn, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Team Up for Music Education Concert and Spite of Christie >>

In spite of the fat man upstairs, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra trods on--undeterred by the political rhetoric and presidential forecasts coming out of Trenton. Case in point: On Saturday, March 15, #OrchestraYou will celebrate music educators, music students and their families with a special concert at from Jersey's best band (sorry, Bruce) at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

EXCLUSIVE: Ross Smirnoff's Top 10 Responses to Henri Matisse's 'La Danse' - Rite @ 100 >>

Classicalite is pleased to present 10 alternate takes on Henri Matisse's 'La Danse,' care of Brooklyn artist Ross Smirnoff.

'What I Wished to Express in The Consecration of Spring' - Stravinsky on The Rite @ 100 >>

A few days before May 29, 1913, Igor Stravinsky gave an interview to the writer Ricciotto Canudo. Published in the Parisian journal Montjoie! on the morning of May 29--the day The Rite was to premiere--it bore the title "What I Wished to Express in The Consecration of Spring,"

Esa-Pekka Salonen

'It Still Kicks Ass' - Esa-Pekka Salonen on The Rite @ 100 >>

"It's an old caveman reaction--now you have to be prepared to leap even higher than ever before because the saber-toothed tiger is just behind you--and I love it," Salonen said of facing the piece's finale, with its tricky, irregular and shifting rhythms.

Rite of Spring

NPR's DIY 'Rite of Spring' Contest >>

NPR is inviting professionals and the public alike to take the last minute of Stravinsky's inimitable score--in an exceptional performance by conductor Valery Gergiev and his Mariinsky Orchestra--and create a new video to go along with the music.

International Jazz Day: Igor Stravinsky - Jazz After Spring >>

To celebrate America's one true music, Classicalite has been featuring articles on those artists and individuals who have made jazz what she is today. Well, the crescendo's stopped here on April 30--International Jazz Day.

Houston Ballet To Celebrate 100th Anniversary Of Igor Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite Of Spring’ >>

Houston Ballet is readying to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ballet 'The Rite Of Spring.' 'The Rite Of Spring' is a ballet and orchestral concert composed by Igor Stravinsky, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, which had its premiere in Paris in 1913.

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