The 27th edition of the concert series, hosted by WCRB’s Ron Della Chiesa, at Jordan Hall on March 26, will feature a program called The Rite of Spring. Don’t expect an exploration of Stravinsky’s work, however. Dudochkin has something different in store, “A few years ago, we decided to move the annual concert from winter to spring, and immediately a theme popped up in my head: Let’s do composers celebrating spring. There’s plenty of material, and we’ll present it with a twist.”
The concert will feature a unique version of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” featuring four pianos and percussion; “Spring” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” with NEC’s Borromeo String Quartet; Couperin’s “Le rossignol en amour,” featuring flutist Paula Robison; Rachmaninoff’s “Spring Waters”; and “Spring” from Astor Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.” It will also include two Boston premieres, “To Mimi” by Menachem Wiesenberg and Thomas Adès’ “Virginia.” The concert will conclude with Johann Strauss Jr.’s grand waltz “Voices of Spring,” featuring Todos Dance Studio.