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Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra: The Rite of Spring

Stephen Alltop, music director and conductor
East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra, Kevin Kelly, Conductor

The premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in 1913 was a seismic event in music history. A composition of revolutionary brilliance and stunning imagination, The Rite of Spring calls for an enormous orchestra. Hearing this inspired work live is a bucket-list wish for many music lovers. An in-depth introduction to The Rite will be presented by Maestro Alltop and CUSO musicians. Complimenting Stravinsky’s masterpiece, the concert will open with a lively overture by Glinka. CUSO is pleased to welcome the talented young musicians of the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra for a side-by-side performance of Mussorgsky’s thrilling orchestral poem, Night on the Bare Mountain.


Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Russlan und Ludmilla
Modest Mussorgsky: A Night on Bare Mountain (original version)
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring


Season tickets are on sale June 2 only through the CUSO office. Subscribers get a 10% series discount and the best concert seats. Get details at cusymphony.org or call the CUSO office at 217-351-9139.

Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Sa Apr 12, 2025 - 7:30pm CT
40 standard/ 36 senior/ 10 youth, student of any age

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