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The Rite of Spring Project

United Palace Theater

How do you get to the
United Palace Theater?

By Subway
A to 175th Street

By Bus
M4, M5, M100, and M101

For travel information,
call 718-330-1234.

The United Palace Theater is located at 4140 Broadway at 175th Street

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director and Conductor

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Mary King and Catherine Milliken, Creative Direction
Anna Klein, Text Development
Onnen Bock, Stage and Musical Assistant
Larissa Israel and Annemarie Mitterbäck, Project Management
Students from:
·· Choir Academy of Harlem
·· Coalition School for Social Change High School
·· Professional Performing Arts School
·· Thurgood Marshall Academy

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director and Conductor
Royston Maldoom, Artistic Director and Choreographer
Volker Eisenach, Rehearsal Director
Anja Müller, Dance Assistant
Pete Ayres, Lighting Designer
Students from:
·· Choir Academy of Harlem
·· Bread & Roses High School
·· PS 153
·· PS 161
·· Harlem School of the Arts
Eighty high school students take part in Songs: Ritual Rhythms, developing original music based on conceptual themes and musical elements of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring (Le sacre du printemps). The workshops will be led by educators and musicians from the Berliner Philharmoniker. Songs: Ritual Rhythms strives to encourage participants’ creativity.
An explosion of sights and sounds hits the stage when 120 elementary, middle, and high school students from upper Manhattan dance to the Berliner Philharmoniker’s live performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. The presentation will be preceded by eight weeks of rehearsals with a team of choreographers.

The Berlin in Lights festival is made possible by a leadership gift from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

Major funding has also been provided by Mercedes and Sid Bass, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Fundación Mercantil (Venezuela), with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by Axel Springer AG and GWFF USA Inc.

The Rite of Spring Project is made possible, in part, by generous gifts from Martha and Bob Lipp, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Jerome Robbins Foundation.

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The Berliner Philharmoniker was founded in 1882 as a self-governing body and has long been considered one of the world’s finest orchestras. Its current chief conductor and artistic director is Sir Simon Rattle.

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Even before taking up his post as Chief Conductor, Simon Rattle enjoyed a 15-year collaboration with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

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About the Music

Today, The Rite of Spring remains one of the most exciting and vivid musical creations of all time. It no longer scandalizes us, but few listeners can avoid being carried away in its glorious sonic whirlwind.

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Tickets available at United Palace Theater beginning Mon, Nov 12.
Mon-Fri 11 AM–6 PM, Sat 11 AM–7:30 PM, Sun 12 PM–3:30 PM

Until 6 PM on Nov 16, tickets will be available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office; they will be available through carnegiehall.org or CarnegieCharge until 8:30 PM on that date. After Nov 16, please contact or visit the United Palace Theater box office.

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