july, 2016

12jul7:30 pmColorado Music Festival Presents: The Bad Plus - The Rite of Spring Deconstructed


Event Details

The 2016 Music Mash-Up series kicks off with a program featuring the so-called bad boys of jazz, The Bad Plus. The legendary jazz trio presents their original deconstruction of Igor Stravinsky’s once notorious masterpiece, “The Rite of Spring,” commissioned by Duke University and Lincoln Center for the Center’s Out-of-Doors festival in 2011. While the 1913 debut of the ballet performance in Paris triggered riots, The Bad Plus’ musical interpretation of the signature work, with beautiful projected images and videos, has been praised as “electrifying” (The New York Times) and “exhilarating…dramatic, dynamic” (The Boston Globe).

Each concert in the Mash-Up series will be preceded by a 5:30pm free Mash-Up Mixer (limited availability to ticket holders on a first come, first served basis) in locations just outside Chautauqua Auditorium, featuring samples of food and drink from some of Boulder’s finest restaurants, breweries, and specialty food stores.

On Sacred Ground: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Tickets: $12 – $45, discounts available with subscription


(Tuesday) 7:30 pm