20 May Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring at the National Gallery
Kim Allen Kluge Conducts Centennial Performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Sat, May 18, 2013 @ 8:00 pm Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center Sunday, May 19, 2013 @ 6:30 pm National Gallery of Art
Kim Allen Kluge has been selected to conduct the centenary performance of Stravinsky’s revolutionary Rite of Spring at the National Gallery of Art as part of NGA’s historic exhibition entitled, Ballet Russe.
Maestro Kluge is Music Director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.
The Washington Post raved about this performance, noting:
…This is elemental, even savage music, a ballet in which a pagan dancer dances herself to death, and the Atrium seemed to magnify Stravinsky’s driving, asymmetrical rhythms and punching, explosive gestures to an almost overpowering pitch. Kluge is superb at high-voltage works like this — if you haven’t heard him conduct, you’re missing a great musical experience — and turned in a taut, visceral reading, perhaps the most exciting heard here in years.
Read the entire review of the performance by The Washington Post.