Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Downtown
Sat., Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Jan. 14, 2 p.m. and Mon., Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m. 2018 All Ages
Recommended by Brian Horay
Igor Stravinsky’s violent ballet score has been circulating among the world’s concert halls for over a century now, but The Rite of Spring still manages to jolt modern ears with riotous noise, often whipping the orchestra into a seemingly uncontained frenzy. The Oregon Symphony has decided to crank this particular performance to 11, commissioning Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Matthew Haber to create a video installation that will accompany Stravinsky’s music. As if that weren’t enough, the show’s setlist also includes Joseph Haydn’s brilliant Symphony No. 70 and Béla Bartók’s fascinating Violin Concerto No. 2—the latter featuring Finnish soloist Elina Vähälä and her 237-year-old fiddle.