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François-Xavier Roth & Les Siècles
'The Rite of Spring' by Stravinsky



Note (04/09/2020): Due to the extraordinary measures imposed by the state authorities in containing the virus COVID-19, the Palau de la Música Catalana is forced to close its doors and postpone/cancel upcoming concerts and activities until further notice.

Due to the unavailability to find a new date, therefore this concert has been cancelled.

Attention: People who have bought tickets and wish to get a refund or exchange them for another concert of the Foundation, should contact the box office by email at

The requests for refund or exchange will be handled as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

François-Xavier Roth


Isabelle Faust, violin
Les Siècles
François-Xavier Roth, conductor


I. STRAVINSKY: Suite No. 1 for Orchestra
I. STRAVINSKY: Suite No. 2 for Orchestra
I. STRAVINSKY: Three pieces for string quartet
I. STRAVINSKY: Petite Pastorale
I. STRAVINSKY: Concert for violin
I. STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring


After his undoubted succes in the best arenas of classical music, François-Xavier Roth has been invited to the Palau de la Música Catalana in two consecutive seasons. This time, his performance of The Rite of Spring in its first version will bring us the original sounds of a major work. It is an extraordinary score in which Igor Stravinsky recreates a pagan ritual inspired by ancient Slovenian dances. The music oscillates between subtle melodies of spring and violent and disturbing percussion, representing the build-up and emergence of sluggish forces releasing cosmic energies. The force of nature and paganism in all its rawness and at the same time its delicacy.

Founder of Les Siècles and close collaborator with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Roth is the principal guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as appearing with other prestigious orchestras. He specialises in presenting each historical repertoire with its appropriate period instruments and is a particular connoisseur of the French repertoire, contemporary music and opera.

Information and tickets

Dates and tickets

  • 20 April 2020
    20:00 h
    Concert Hall

Production information

Prices:from 20 to 100 €
Approximate:105 minutes (aprox)
Organized by:Fund.Orfeó Català-Palau de la Música

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