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      Svetlana Belsky, piano

      Svetlana Belsky, piano

      Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) premiered 100 years ago in Paris! Russian pianist Svetlana Belsky discusses and performs the entire work, transcribed for one piano by Chicago’s own Vladimir Leyetchkiss.

      Critically acclaimed as “a passionate pianist and scholar”, Svetlana Belsky is an in-demand recitalist and chamber pianist, noted for her remarkable rapport with audiences and stylistic versatility. She has appeared in the Ukraine, Russia, Poland, China, and Hong Kong, and throughout the United States. Her performance credits include Carnegie Recital Hall, Kiev Philharmonic Hall, Dame Myra Hess Series, Music in the Loft, countless university concert series, live recitals on Chicago’s WFMT and New York’s WQXR, and guest appearances with the University of Chicago Symphony, Southern Illinois Symphony, Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the Tutti Orchestra.

      Program: THE RITE OF SPRING by Igor Stravinsky

      Part I: L’Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth)

      Introduction
      Les Augures printaniers (Augurs of Spring)
      Jeu du rapt (Ritual of Abduction)
      Rondes printanières (Spring Rounds)
      Jeux des cités rivales (Ritual of the Rival Tribes)
      Cortège du sage: Le Sage (Procession of the Sage: The Sage)
      Danse de la terre (Dance of the Earth)

      Part II: Le Sacrifice (The Sacrifice)

      Introduction
      Cercles mystérieux des adolescentes (Mystic Circles of the Young Girls)
      Glorification de l’élue (Glorification of the Chosen One)
      Evocation des ancêtres (Evocation of the Ancestors)
      Action rituelle des ancêtres (Ritual Action of the Ancestors)
      Danse sacrale (L’Elue) (Sacrifical Dance)

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