The Rite of Spring
This powerhouse program opens with pianists Gilles Vonsattel and Inon Barnatan playing two works for duo pianos—Debussy’s En blanc et noir and Stravinsky’s own arrangement of his ballet The Rite of Spring—and it closes with Brahms’s sunny String Quintet in G Major, a work the composer intended to mark his retirement (but didn’t) and that here marks the Festival return of violist and former Artistic Director Heiichiro Ohyama.
DEBUSSY En blanc et noir (In White and Black) for Two Pianos
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring for Two Pianos
BRAHMS String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111
Inon Barnatan, Gilles Vonsattel, piano; William Hagen, Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Yura Lee, Heiichiro Ohyama, viola; Mark Kosower, cello