Texas Tech University

Concert Performance of Legendary Ballet "Rite of Spring"

J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts

October 9, 2019

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The School of Music at Texas Tech University's J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts is excited to announce a concert performance of the ballet Rite of Spring and Fantasia on a Theme by the University Symphony and String Orchestras

Conducted by Philip Mann, the School of Music's University Symphony Orchestra will perform music from the ballet Rite of Spring at Hemmle Recital Hall on October 12, 2019. In addition, the University String Orchestra will perform Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, also known as the Tallis Fantasia, a work composed by Vaughan Williams.
"Now more than 100 years after it's composition, Stravinsky's Le Sacre is still startling fresh in its creative genius and gripping, visceral magnetism," says conductor Philip Mann. "Every performance of the Rite feels like a premiere, and this program is not to be missed with the addition of Vaughn-Williams' beloved Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis performed by the USO side by side with the University String Orchestra."
The concert is free and open to the public. To learn more about the University Symphony Orchestra, please see the School of Music website.