NIU Philharmonic The Rite of Spring

The NIU Philharmonic Orchestra will perform selections from Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” at their spring concert and they will be joined for those selections by students from the NIU School of Theatre and Dance.

The concert is Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in NIU’s Music Building. It offers an exciting opportunity to see the dancers from the School of Dance perform with a live orchestra.

The concert also features “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” by Claude Debussy.

Tickets are available online.

The NIU Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Wilbur Lin, assistant professor of music at NIU.

Choreography for “The Rite of Spring” was created by NIU School of Theatre and Dance faculty members Sarita Smith Childs, Marc Macaranas and Michel Rodriguez Cintra.

It is not your only opportunity to see the NIU dancers perform “The Rite of Spring.” The next night, those dances are featured as part of the premiere performance of the Spring Dance Concert in O’Connell Theatre located in the NIU Stevens Building. Performances of the Spring Dance Concert will be held Thursday, April 27, Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances Saturday, April 29 and Sunday April 30 at 2 p.m. 

Tickets for the Spring Dance Concert are available online.

NIU Students are admitted to all NIU Music and Theatre and Dance performances free of charge.