Rites of Spring: ASU Symphony Orchestra with Vijay Iyer
Vijay Iyer: Radhe Radhe
Vijay Iyer, piano, Ches Smith, drums, Prashant Bhargava, film director
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
Themes of ritual, transformation, and ecstasy emerge in this concert highlighting composer and pianist Vijay Iyer’s Radhe Radhe and Stravinsy’s Rite of Spring. Iyer joins the ASUSO on stage for his own work, a lavish visual and sonic ballet of sorts, featuring the interplay of live music and film documenting the Hindu ritual of Holi. Written to create an interplay between Stravinsky’s dark and rapturous ballet and Holi’s joyful and colorful celebration of springtime, Iyer and filmmaker Prashant Bhargava respond to the Rite of Spring through an extraordinary live encounter with chaos and ecstasy.
Vijay Iyer and Ches Smith’s appearance has been made possible through generous partnership with ASU Gammage.