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The Rite of Spring

Saturday, April 12, 2025 | 7:30 p.m.

in Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

GLINKA: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
PRICE: Night on the Bare Mountain (original version)
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring

Stephen Alltop, Music Director and Conductor
East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra, Kevin Kelly, Conductor

The premiere of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in 1913 was a seismic event in music history. A composition of revolutionary brilliance and stunning imagination, The Rite of Spring calls for an enormous orchestra. Hearing this inspired work live is a bucket-list wish for many music lovers. An in-depth introduction to The Rite will be presented by Maestro Alltop and CUSO musicians. Complementing Stravinsky’s masterpiece, the concert will open with a lively overture by Glinka. CUSO is pleased to welcome the talented young musicians of the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra for a side-by-side performance of Mussorgsky’s thrilling orchestral poem, Night on the Bare Mountain.

$40 standard/$36 senior/$10 youth, student of any age

Tickets will be on sale through the CUSO Office beginning June 3, 2024, through mid July. For series discount prices and the best concert seats, order tickets directly from CUSO through mid July. Download the ticket order form here and the Foellinger Great Hall seating chart here. To order tickets by phone, call CUSO at 217-351-9139.