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Philadelphia Orchestra seen on LPCA screen

April 18, 2013
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents an encore screening of the Philadelphia Orchestra's Live in HD presentation of Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21.

This version of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" received its U.S. premieres in both staged and concert versions in Philadelphia, under Stokowski's direction. Now, in a first-of-its-kind partnership with Philadelphia Live Arts, The Philadelphia Orchestra collaborates with the New York-based Ridge Theater Company to present a 21st-century treatment of "The Rite of Spring" with dancers, video projection and theatrical lighting.

Philadelphia also gave the first American performances of Ravel's "Piano Concerto in G," which will be performed by star soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

The program opens with a modern-day Philadelphia first, the world premiere of a brand-new composition by Oliver Knussen, co-commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony.

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