UMS Night School: 100 Years Of UMS At Hill Auditorium: Session 1: Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg

Monday October 1, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

After last season's successful launch of UMS Night School, UMS expands the program, focusing this season on 100 years of UMS at Hill Auditorium - illuminating the special history behind the great performers and performances that have shaped our community. Professor Mark Clague again serves as host and resident scholar.

These 90-minute "classes" combine conversation, interactive exercises, and lectures with genre experts to draw you into the themes behind each performance. Sessions are designed to both deepen knowledge of the performing arts and connections with other audience members.

What can we learn from the performing arts and from each other? What was it like to be in Hill Auditorium in 1913? How have the performing arts evolved and changed over the past 100 years? How has Hill Auditorium impacted our community?

Session 1 focuses on the Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg and their Saturday, October 27 Hill Auditorium concert. This program (and the discussion) features Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, which had its world premiere in 1913 in Paris, just sixteen days after Hill Auditorium opened.