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

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Thu Sept 28
Colloquium Series: Thomas F. Kelly
What Nijinksky Saw: Backstage at the Premiere of The Rite Of Spring

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Coach House, Green College, UBC
Reception to follow
FREE and open to the public

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

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?

This event is part of the series "Transforming Sounds / Altered Selves: How Music Changes in Time, Changes Us, and Changes Our Worlds", presented by Green College, Early Music Vancouver, the SSHRC-funded “Early Modern Conversions Project” and the UBC School of Music.