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Fri April 26, 2013
The New Mexico Philharmonic: Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring"
Fri. 4/26 10a: Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" gave its first performance on May 29, 1913 at Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris. The New Mexico Philharmonic marks the centennial of that historic premiere with a concert on April 27 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque. In addition to "The Rite of Spring," the program includes Copland's "Appalachian Spring" and Debussy's "Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune." Spencer Beckwith is joined by the guest conductor for the concert, Andrew Grams.