The remarkable Emanuel Ax (“his touch is amazing. The keys are not so much struck as sighed upon—moved as if by a breath.” ~ Seattle Times) lavishes his prodigious talents on Mozart’s stately piano concerto, whose trumpets and timpani underscore its classic elegance. Then sparks fly in The Rite of Spring, roaring to life with primeval rhythms and the raw energy of ancient pagan rituals. The violent Russian spring “seemed to begin in an hour and was like the whole earth cracking…,” Stravinsky himself said. Abandon yourself to the electrifying pulses of this magnificent work—a thrilling visceral experience—whether you’re hearing it for the first or 50th time. A new work by GRAMMY-nominated Anna Clyne reveals her bold and vivid voice.
This Moment was commissioned by the League of American Orchestras with the generous support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.