What Nijinksky Saw: Backstage at the Premiere of "The Rite of Spring"

  • Thomas Forest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University; J. V. Clyne Lecturer at UBC, hosted by Green College
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Thursday, September 28, 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow
    in the series
    Transforming Sounds / Altered Selves: How Music Changes in Time, Changes Us, and Changes Our Worlds
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  • An illustrated talk, with music, about the most famous premiere of them all: the first, riotous performance by Diaghilev’s Russian Ballet of the ballet Le Sacre du Printemps, in Paris on May 29, 1913. What was all the shouting about?

    Thomas Forrest Kelly’s most recent book is Capturing Music (2015); he is also the author of First Nights: Five Performance Premieres and Early Music: A Very Short Introduction. His book The Beneventan Chant was awarded the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society for the most distinguished work of musicological scholarship of 1989. He is a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres of the French Republic and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Academy in Rome. He has held awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. He is an honorary citizen of the city of Benevento (Italy).
     
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September 28th, 2017 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Coach House
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada
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