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Spartanburg Philharmonic honors Stravinsky’s ballet ‘The Rite of Spring’

The Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate the centennial anniversary of “The Rite of Spring” by performing the famous work as the highlight of the orchestra’s final masterworks concert of the season Saturday at Converse College’s Twichell Auditorium. “The 100th anniversary of this piece is being celebrated all over the world,” said Sarah Ioannides, music director and conductor of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra. “If we weren’t a part of that, I’d feel like we were missing out.” What makes the Spartanburg Philharmonic’s celebration unique is that it’s more than just a musical performance. Concert-goers will also get a glimpse into the minds of local high school students, whose visualizations of “The Rite of Spring” will be presented in a multimedia slide show presentation. – Spartanburg Herald Journal

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