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

Madison Symphony Orchestra

Beyond the Score®:

Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring

Sun, Jan 24

Overture Hall: $18 - $74

Overture has suspended all performances through November 30. Due to Overture Center’s decision, and requirements of the FORWARD DANE Phased Reopening Plan for Dane County, the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has reluctantly canceled this concert. While alternative programming opportunities are considered, the MSO will issue refunds to subscribers for the value of their tickets to this performance. Direct communication to each ticketholder will be sent by the MSO. For more information visit


Running Time:

2 hours plus 20 minute intermission


Ages 6 and up

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
Marcus Truschinski, Actor


Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring