Posts Tagged 'Paris'

Marton to present CLSC selection on loss, hope

Marton to present CLSC selection on loss, hope

The last time Kati Marton visited Chautauqua Institution was roughly seven months after the death of her husband, the former diplomat Richard Holbrooke. At the time, she was already writing the seeds of her memoirs, the Week Eight Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle selection Paris: A Love Story.

“I started keeping a journal right in the days after Richard’s death,” Marton said, “because that’s how I work things through, that’s how I process things — by writing them down. I guess that’s what writers do. And I didn’t know what would come of it.”

A real riot: Segal returns to conduct CSO in Stravinsky’s ‘Rite’; Pegis readies Dvorák’s ‘masterful’ cello concerto

A real riot: Segal returns to conduct CSO in Stravinsky’s ‘Rite’; Pegis readies Dvorák’s ‘masterful’ cello concerto

Uriel Segal hopes that no one throws rotten tomatoes or eggs at him tonight as he conducts Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. It’s been 13 years since Segal — who retired in 2007 as CSO music director, a position he held for 18 years — conducted the piece’s Chautauqua Institution premiere. No one threw rotten food last time, Segal said, but the history of the piece’s 1913 premiere in Paris — including some emotionally charged riots — has made The Rite of Spring infamous.