The Rite Of Spring

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 7:30 pm
Alon Goldstein, piano

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

For a single evening, treat yourself, treat others, to an experience that only a live 85-member orchestra can deliver.  Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring premiere (Paris, 1913) has been called the most famous scandal in the history of the performing arts – you need to decide for yourself.

“And yet, among the shouting and hissing, there were one or two sensitive observers who realised they were witnessing something deeply original, rather than merely shocking. The American (later British) poet T S Eliot realised that what made the music of the Rite original was its puzzling combination of the primitive and the modern.” (quote from classical music critic, Ivan Hewitt). Regardless, the Rite of Spring is an iconic piece in the modern orchestra repertoire.

Guest Artist – Alon Goldstein

Alon Goldstein returns to the stage with the Folsom Lake Symphony after his 2015 exhilarating performance of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1.  Mr. Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive artists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence and dynamic personality. His artistic vision and innovative programming have made him a favorite with audiences and critics alike throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel. He made his orchestral debut at the age of eighteen with the Israel Philharmonic under the baton of Zubin Mehta and returned with Herbert Blomstedt. In recent seasons, Mr. Goldstein has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Philadelphia Orchestra; the San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston, and Vancouver symphonies; and orchestras on tour in Paris, Mexico, Russia, Romania, and Bulgaria.