Mon January 14, 2013
The RSO Classics Concert Series - "Arrival To The Modern Age"
Classical WNIU is pleased to invite you to the next concert in the Rockford Symphony Orchestra's Classics Series season -- "Arrival to the Modern Age."
In this program, we'll travel back a century to hear Mahler's Ninth Symphony, completed even as he knew his failing heart would soon end his life. First performed in 1912, a year after Mahler's death, we can now hear the beautiful and poignant Finale to this symphony as a 'farewell' to musical romanticism, which would be symbolically shattered the next year in Paris.
In fact, the 1913 premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring sparked a riot among audience members, signaling the arrival of the Modern Era in music. The RSO plays this thrilling, emotional masterpiece for the first time in its history. You'll want to be in the audience for this debut, Saturday evening at 7:30. Learn more about the RSO's "Arrival to the Modern Age" on our Events page.