About This Event
Augustin Hadelich is soloist in Benjamin Britten's emotionally profound Violin Concerto, a reaction to the horrors of the Spanish Civil War. The theme of lament is also present in Joseph Haydn's 1768 Symphony No. 26, Lamentatione
, named for its use of Gregorian chant linked to the Lamentations of Jeremiah. Igor Stravinsky's primal ballet score The Rite of Spring
takes on the subject of ritual sacrifice in the service of the community. Soon after its riotous 1913 premiere the piece became a concert-hall staple despite—or because of—its sonic adventurousness.