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[[ This page created for the 2013 concert broadcasts. For the 2014 schedule and more, go here ]]00000177-6edd-df44-a377-6fff43930000A WUNC Summer tradition continues with the North Carolina Symphony. Monday nights during August you'll hear special broadcasts from the North Carolina Symphony on the radio and via our live streams. The programs air at 1o p.m. David HartmanThese concerts, presented by veteran broadcaster and former "Good Morning America" host David Hartman, will be available online here for one week following the broadcasts. More details about the broadcasts (and, other WUNC stories about the North Carolina Symphony) follow:

"Fireworks" And A Piece That Incited A Riot - Stravinsky & NC Symphony For Aug 26

A 'Rite of Spring' ballet performance
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At its premiere in Paris in 1913 Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" caused a near-riot. There's debate over whether it was the unconventional ballet score or the avant-garde choreography (or the two combined) that enraged the audience. That first audience witnessed surprisingly modern music and evocative, provocative dance. Conductor Grant Llewellyn explains:

Today, the piece is considered a masterpiece and to mark its 100th anniversary, the North Carolina Symphony presents it with Grant Llewellyn conducting as part of the August 26 broadcast concert here on WUNC. The program airs Monday night at 10 p.m. It was recorded in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh.

"Vibrant" and "virtuosic" are two of the words used by series host David Hartman to introduce the explosive "Fireworks" by Stravinsky that opens this program.  It's a short orchestral piece that prefigures a later work by Stravinksy, "The Firebird."

Audio from this broadcast will be available for about a week following its initial airing.

This is the final in our series of 2013 summer concerts from the North Carolina Symphony.

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