Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra: The Rite of Spring, October 19 - 20

"Creation of a madman" - Puccini

"Genius, genius" - Ravel

Stravinsky wanted to convey "the surge of spring, the magnificent upsurge of nature reborn"as inspired by his childhood memories in Russia of "the earth cracking,"as he recalled.

Buffy Handel's Aboriginal School of Dance and Odette Heyn-Projects bring to life the spiritual and animistic inspiration of Stravinsky's most famous ballet. Over 100 musicians take the stage for this remount of the WSO's original production.

Tickets start at $25.