Music + Culture
12:46 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

A Jazzy Spin on an Infamous Classical Piece

The music of two innovators from the last two centuries comes together Saturday night in Tacoma.  Tacoma Philharmonic and Broadway Center present ‘The Bad Plus – on Sacred Ground: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring’.  According to Billboard, The Bad Plus is America’s most “audacious, rule-breaking jazz trio”.  They will be performing one of the most famous works of 20th century art, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, a work that at its premiere in 1913 caused a riot among the audience.  A jazzy, rhythmic spin on this well-known adventurous piece will be a fascinating watch and listen.  The concert will be held at Tacoma, Washington’s Pantages Theater this weekend on Saturday, March 10th at 7:30 P.M. 

You can compare a classical version and The Bad Plus’ jazz version of ‘Apollo’ from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring by watching these videos below:

Stravinsky’s version

The Bad Plus’ version

You can purchase tickets here for the concert.