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'Rite of Spring' by Igor Stravinsky turns 100
'Rite of Spring' by Igor Stravinsky turns 100

It's hard today to imagine a ballet causing an audience to riot, but that's what happened 100 years ago when the well-heeled Parisian spectators at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées revolted against Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring."  "Rite" debuted May 29, 1913, and its centenary will be marked during the next few weeks by music groups all over the world. In Southern California, the Pacific Symphony will pay tribute in a series of three concerts starting Thursday at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. Music Director Carl St.Clair will lead the orchestra in the "Rite" as well as other...