Concerts, Classical

Rite of Spring

When: Sat., May 16, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., May 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m. 2015

Catch the second of two Colorado Springs Philharmonic performances today at 2:30 with conductor Josep Caballé-Domenech and violinist Michael Hanson, in a program consisting of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor and Violin Concerto No. 2 as well as Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. The last piece, which debuted in 1913, caused a near panic in its day for being at once so avant-garde and, it was thought, primitive, echoing its subject, a pagan ritual. Even today it can sound dissonant to some ears, yet others find it sensuous, complex and evocative. Judge for yourself. Tickets are $21 to $63 plus fees, available at bit.ly/1zPfXOX. A pre-concert lecture begins one hour prior to the performance; held at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave.) — Robert Meyerowitz

Price: Tickets start at $21.

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