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    Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)

    Presented by at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    April 22, 2013


    Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)

     Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was the result of the composer’s collaboration with Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Conceived as a series of choreographed episodes, it was first published in 1912 for four-hand piano, which is the form in which it will be heard in tonight’s concert. At the first ballet performance in May 1913, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, the avant garde nature of the music and choreography resulted in a near riot. A staple of orchestral literature, Sacre is a favorite with audiences, and the original Nijinsky choreography has been reconstructed by the Joffrey Ballet in the video presentation that will be shown that evening.

    Shalin Liu Performance Center

    37 Main Street
    Rockport, MA 01966

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    Phone: 978-546-7391


    Streets highlighted in Pink are METERED parking options
    Street highlighted in Blue are UN-METERED parking options
    Red “P” icons indicate Town Metered Parking Lots
    Blue “P” icons indicate Unmetered Town Parking Lots
    Area noted as “NO PARK” is permit parking only, unauthorized vehicles will be towed

    Institution for Savings, 16 Main Street
    Pending availability, free parking is often available for Rockport Music ticket holders, M-F after 6pm; after noon on Saturday and all day Sunday. Enter the lot at the Main Street driveway. Distance to Shalin Liu Performance Center: 200 ft. Please note that other organizations often have access to this lot, and on those days Rockport Music patrons must seek other parking options. Please be aware that if there is not a parking attendant to assist, do not block other cars access to the exit.

    Peg Leg Inn, Beach Street
    Enter the lot via the driveway opposite the Front Beach restrooms. From Memorial Day to early October the lot is available to Rockport Music patrons at a reduced rate of $8, after 5 PM (4 PM on Sundays). Distance to Performance Center: 350 yd.

    Town Hall Annex, 26 Broadway
    Coming from the Route 128 traffic lights, follow Route 127 into town, where the road curves left, go straight ahead onto Broadway. Pass the Senior Center on the left (building with canon out front) and the Post Office on your right. Adjacent to the Resident Parking Lot on your left is a small lot for the Town Hall Annex. This small lot allows for free parking on evenings and weekends. Distance to Performance Center: 120 yd.

    Finally, use of unmetered spaces is encouraged. If possible, Rockport Music asks that you consider avoiding metered parking during the day (evening concerts are fine), as merchants and restaurants depend on these spaces for their patrons. Meters are strictly enforced, 7 days a week. New rates and credit-card accepting meters take effect the week of August 5, 2012: $1/hour from 10 AM to 8 PM.

    Evening Alternative
    Ace Hardware parking lot off Railroad Avenue. If specifically noted on the website or in an email notification to ticket holders, this lot will be reserved for Rockport Music ticket holders. It is located next to the MBTA railroad station. Distance to Performance Center: 1,000 yd (0.6 mile). There is no shuttle service.

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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