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The Rite of Spring in San Rafael, California

Join Ballet Afsaneh for an evening at the Marin Symphony - Sunday April 5th & Tuesday April 7th, 2009

Pre-concert, join the dancers of Ballet Afsaneh and Marin Symphony conductor Alasdair Neale for a lecture and short performance demonstrating the ancient Central Asian roots of The Rite of Spring. This ground breaking work is a ballet first performed by the Ballets Russes in Paris in May, 1913 under impresario Serge Diaghilev. Today, The Rite of Spring remains an unparalleled icon in music and dance history. Stravinsky's driving rhythms, dissonance and polytonality -combined with Nijinsky's radical choreography and set designer Nikolas Roerich's fanciful depiction of pagan ritual-created a performance so shocking that the audience rioted at the premiere.

But where did Roerich--Stravinksy's close collaborator and the pioneering visionary behind the ballet--get his inspiration? Where did those early, "pagan" dance forms and rituals originate?

Join Maestro Alisdair Neale and Ballet Afsaneh at 6:30 for the pre-concert presentation, then sit back with us and enjoy the concert, as Maestro Alasdair Neale conducts the Marin Symphony Orchestra in three great symphonic works:

Roberto Sierra        Carnaval
                    Concerto for Flute & Harp in C Major
Igor Stravinsky       The Rite of Spring

April 5th & 7th, 2009:
San Rafael, CA
6:30pm Pre-Concert talk and demonstration
7:30pm Marin Symphony Concert
Where: Marin Veterans Memorial Auditiorium Directions
Tickets: Purchase securely Online below, (50% of your ticket purchase will go towards supporting Ballet Afsaneh!)

Information and to order by phone:
(415) 488-0944 EMAIL
Marin Symphony WEBSITE

Support Ballet Afsaneh and our programs throughout the year! Purchase your concert tickets through us and 50% of your ticket price will go directly to AACS. All seats are in the Dress Circle. Accoustically these are the best seats in the house! Seat Location Chart

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