THE RE-(W) RITE OF SPRING
Darryl Benzel’s arrangement of the Rite of Spring is a testament to the overwhelming influence Stravinsky’s had on the jazz genre. Under the direction of Mike Hall, the Royal Northern College of Music Big Band will be performing this masterpiece at Fort St Elmo on the 9th July at 9pm alongside other Big Band numbers such as Heated Think Tank by Colin Towns and Goodwin’s Hunting Wabbits. There will also be a bit of samba with a Claudio Roditi’s long-time favourite, The Monster and the Flower, an experimental Country Roads by Maria Schneider called The Pretty Road, and Bob Mintzer’s Elvin’s Mambo. The entrance fee is €15.
This performance is part of the Malta International Arts Festival, organised by Arts Council Malta.