ISO Youth Orchestra plays The Rite of Spring
24. Sep » 17:00 Eldborg | Harpa
Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring is one of the most revered orchestral works of the 20th century. The music, tense and powerful, describes a sacred ritual in which one of a group of virgins is selected to dance herself to death – thereby ensuring that spring will come. This concert brings together the largest group ever performing with the ISO Youth Orchestra, as the Rite is scored for an enormous orchestra. Russian conductor Daniel Raiskin leads the ISYO, drawing on his extensive experience leading youth groups in ambitious projects. Raiskin has conducted the ISO twice – at the Young Soloists’ concert and at Nordic Music Days 2016 – both times with outstanding results.
One of the most important roles of symphony orchestras the world over is to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with new generations of musicians. Each year since 2009, nearly 100 young people from music schools around Iceland have gathered together under the aegis of the Iceland Symphony to form the ISO Youth Orchestra, with splendid results. The Iceland Symphony Youth Orchestra was awarded the Brightest Hope prize at the Icelandic Music Awards in 2017.
The Iceland Symphony Youth Orchestra is part of the ISO’s ambitious education programme.