Krista Vincent pianist and performer

Ora Ensemble presents Rites

Saturday November 2nd at 8pm

DF Cook Recital Hall

Memorial School of Music

One hundred years ago, Russian composer Igor Stravinsky debuted The Rite of Spring before a packed theater in Paris. With its outrageous sounds, unusual choreography and bizarre story of pagan sacrifice, this ballet premiere would go down as one of the most important – and scandalous – in classical music history.  For one night only, Krista Vincent and the Ora Ensemble present Stravinsky’s own two-piano arrangement of this powerful work. With solo performances by members of the Ora Ensemble, dance by Lynn Panting, video by Liz Solo and special guest, pianist Simon Docking (Halifax), you’ll see that even 100 years on, Rites will continue to seize you by the ears, and break your heart. Tickets are $20/$15 and available at the door. For more information, please call 746-6841.