Friday, April 8, 2011, 1:15–5:30 p.m.
McNeir Hall at Georgetown University.

Georgetown University’s multimedia Friday Music Series launches the festival with two innovative adaptations of Stravinsky’s music for ballet. Apex Winds, comprised of members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, United States Marine Band and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, introduce a new woodwind quintet arrangement of Stravinsky’s groundbreaking The Rite of Spring. Husband and wife duo Ralitza Patcheva, piano and Vasily Popov, cello, perform the lyrical Suite Italienne (after Pulcinella).

At 2:30, join Professors Mitchell Morris (UCLA), Robynn Stilwell (Georgetown University) and Jann Pasler (UCSD) for an afternoon symposium examining Stravinsky as a theatrical artist and his tradition of reusing and repurposing old material — both his own and others’ — in inventive ways.