Works by Britten, Schöenberg, Satie, de Falla, & Stravinsky on the centenary of The Rite of Spring.
1913: Shaping ModernismLos Angeles Theatre Center (615 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014) Map it $30
If you appreciate classical music, but think it would be even more arresting with a more visual element, then you should check out the shows put on by the LA Grand Ensemble. The group delights in adding a painterly effect to all their show via costumes, set design, lighting, and technology. Consisting of musicians from some of the most noteworthy orchestras and music institutions in LA, the LA Grand Ensemble’s members hail from such illustrious organizations as the LA Philharmonic, the LA Opera, and the Colburn School. Their newest show, “1913: Shaping Modernism,” focuses on works by Britten, Schöenberg, Satie, de Falla, and Stravinsky. 1913 was a cultural watershed: that was the year that Stravinsky's “The Rite of Spring,” at the time a scandalous work, was first performed. In the spirit of the liberation stemming from this event, the show includes an allusion to a dancer breaking free from the constraints that entrap her.