The Circadian String Quartet
The Sound and the Fury
Sarah Wood & David Ryther, violins; Omid Assadi, viola; David Wishnia, cello
Claude Debussy String Quartet
Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring, Part 1 (transcribed for String Quartet and Percussion by David Ryther)
Russian Theme and Variations (various composers)
The Circadian String Quartet presents The Sound and the Fury: The Rite of Spring Re-imagined, the first concert in a series of three programs developed to explore the revolutionary sound world from Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring and its links to the explosive events of the decades from which it sprung. This iconic 20th century masterpiece, which infamously caused a riot at its 1913 premiere, struck a powerful nerve in a Europe wracked by political and social tension. Since then, the music has provoked unending fascination with its mix of French harmonies & deep, primal Russian roots. This concert features the Circadian’s own version of The Rite for String Quartet and Percussion, which will be heard alongside Debussy’s ground-breaking 1893 quartet and a collection of variations based on Russian folk themes. It is a San Francisco musical event not to be missed!