Rite of Spring

Thursday, June 20, 2024
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music

To everything there is a season… in this eclectic patchwork quilt of a program! Acclaimed soprano Susanna Phillips brings her “blend of vigor, expressive depth and tonal splendor” (San Francisco Chronicle) to her CFC debut with a freewheeling mini cabaret. Next up, HK Gruber’s charmingly experimental “MOB” pieces make an intriguing pairing with Martinů’s musical soap opera based on the love life of kitchen utensils. (Really.) The program culminates with one of the most famous and influential theatrics of all time: the relentless, seductive, revolutionary The Rite of Spring.

Antonín Dvořák
“Songs My Mother Taught Me” from Gypsy Songs
Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
“Why Can’t I?” from Spring is Here
Heinz Karl Gruber
3 MOB Pieces
Tom Lehrer
“Alma” (The Spiciest Obituary)
Kurt Weill
“Je ne t’aime pas”
P.D.Q. Bach
“Little Bunny Hop Hop Hop”
Bohuslav Martinů
La revue de cuisine (“The Kitchen Revue”)
Igor Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring

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