Madison Symphony Orchestra - Beyond the Score®: Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring
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Madison Symphony Orchestra

Beyond the Score®:

Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring

Sun, Feb 13

Overture Hall: $18 - $74
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Sun 02/13/22 2:30 PM


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Running Time:

2 hours plus 20 minute intermission


Ages 6 and up

Single tickets for this performance go on sale to the public Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. First-choice advance tickets to this special performance are available ONLY to MSO subscribers, and are separate from the 2021–2022 subscription. Purchase tickets along with your subscription for the best possible seats. If you’d like to subscribe to the Madison Symphony’s 2021–2022 season, please visit or call (608) 257-3734.

A multimedia presentation starring American Players Theatre actors, visual projections and live musical examples with the entire work performed in the second half!

Transforming simple ancient folk music from Russia and Lithuania into a perfect storm of rhythm, harmony and melodies that were unlike any heard before its time, Stravinsky created the biggest scandal in the history of music in 1911. The Rite of Spring put him at the very forefront of the avant-garde and spread his name to the corners of the world. Experience this artistic masterpiece by discovering the history behind the groundbreaking composition during the first half of the presentation, then listen with a deeper understanding of the work from start to finish following intermission.

Visuals span art, photography, dance, Lithuanian songs, Russian folk music, rituals, and colorful scenes.

Beyond the Score® is a production of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Gerard McBurney, Creative Director for Beyond the Score®


John DeMain, Conductor
James Ridge, Actor
Kelsey Brennan, Actor
Jonathan Smoots, Actor


Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring