Saturday, 8 June 2013
MR AVERELL'S RITES OF SPRING
Stravinsky premiered `The Rites of Spring` 100 years ago on the 29th May 1913 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. It caused a riot. To celebrate the centennial of this event, Mr Averell, aka Dutch performance artist René van Commenée, telephoned up two of his friends and erstwhile collaborators, Don Preston, keyboard player of the original 'Mothers of Invention', and a well-known jazz and rock artiste in his own right, and Mike Garson, the legendary pianist possibly best known for his work with David Bowie. This is what happened.
Posted by Jon Downes at 02:18
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