UA Music, Dance to Celebrate Influential Composer

Ingvi Kallen
Oct. 12, 2012

Igor Stravinsky is widely regarded as the most original and influential composer of the 20th century. 

To honor his memory and works, the UA School of Music will be holding an elaborate festival.

Coordinated by UA composer Daniel Asia, the “Stravinsky! Festival + Music” will provide a rich panorama of the music of this transformative patriarch of contemporary music, representing the diverse compositional styles of Stravinsky’s prolific oeuvre. 

For the first time the festival will partner with the UA School of Dance in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the premiere of the innovated and revolutionary ballet, "The Rite of Spring."

In addition to a film screening and four concerts, the festival will include a colloquium and symposium facilitated by UA scholars whose primary research pertains to the works of the featured composer. Performers are primarily from the faculty, students and major ensembles of UA School of Music, but also include musicians from the Tucson community,

The four concerts, colloquium, and opening symposium will be held at various locations across the UA campus October 10-14. These facilities include locations within the School of Music and the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. Tickets are available online through the UA Fine Arts Box Office.

Also, the festival received some recent media coverage. Check out UA Festival Celebrates Genius of Stravinsky on the Tucson Seninel site to read more about the event.

This project has been made possible by the College of Fine Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence, the School of Music Director’s Administrative Fund, Wesley Green, the Hanson Film Institute, Apgar Foundation, Center for the Studies of American Ideals and Culture, Arizona Public Media’s Classical KUAT-FM 90.5/89.7, KVOI 1030 AM “The Voice” Radio, Fox Tucson Theatre, UA School of Dance, UA Russian and Slavic Studies, UA Department of French, UA School of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures and UA College of Fine Arts Bank One Visiting Artist Professorship Awards.

Contact: Ingvi Kallen, information specialist for the UA School of Music at ingvi@email.arizona.edu or 520-626-6320.

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