Several University of the Incarnate Word music students will be involved in musical productions this weekend.
At 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, some students will be involved in the Orchestra of the Incarnate Word’s free performance at UIW’s Our Lady’s Chapel.
Others will be featured the same time – 8 p.m. — at Northwest Vista College’s “The Rite of Spring,” in celebration of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s 1913 premiere, in Palmetto Center for the Arts.
Northwest Vista’s Repertory Dance Ensemble will take on the choreography, and an orchestra composed of college students – including some from UIW — and professionals from across Texas will take on the complex music for the reduced version of “The Rite of Spring.”
Reportedly, Stravinsky’s work was “so innovative and raw with its choreography and music that it caused a riot in the Paris theater where it was performed,” according to a news release. The revived production’s artistic director, John E. Godoy, is an adjunct music faculty member at UIW.
“The Rite of Spring” is a Russian spiritual folklore celebrating the advent of spring. In the tale, a young girl is chosen as a sacrificial maiden; and she dances herself to death to the god of fertility and the sun.
Tickets to “Rite of Spring” are $10 for adults, $5 for groups, seniors and military and $3 for students with I.D. NVC’s box office number is 486-4527.
At 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, UIW’s Cardinal Chorale and Singers will render their free traditional spring concert in Our Lady’s Chapel.