Joffrey Ballet’s ‘The Rite of Spring’: Conductor Tito Muñoz talks Stravinsky, Ballet and The Cleveland Orchestra

By Steve Sucato Mention the word “riot” and images of political and social upheaval come to mind, not a ballet. But that is by many accounts what happened on May 29, 1913 in Paris when Sergei Diaghilev‘s Ballets Russes premiered Vaslav Nijinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) with music by Igor Stravinsky. The extent of the Paris audience’s displeasure over Nijinsky’s pagan sacrificial … Continue reading Joffrey Ballet’s ‘The Rite of Spring’: Conductor Tito Muñoz talks Stravinsky, Ballet and The Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra announces 2013 Blossom Music Festival

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Orchestra has announced the 2013 Blossom Music Festival season.  The Orchestra will present 19 concerts at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Valley National Park from July 3 – September 1.  Continuing a 40-year tradition, the Blossom season opens with Salute to America concerts with the Blossom Festival Band.  Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conducts three programs at Blossom, including opening night for … Continue reading The Cleveland Orchestra announces 2013 Blossom Music Festival