The Rite of Spring as a Rite of Summer

It’s no secret that the old, wild woodlands around Tanglewood hold a special kind of magic…

It could be because thousands of incredible young musicians have studied at BUTI over the decades…

Or maybe it’s because Tanglewood presents dozens of world-class concerts every summer…

All we know for sure is that there was magic in the air when we brought Stravinsky’s iconic piece “Rite of Spring” into the woods that day.

Here at From the Top, we know there’s nothing more exhilarating than playing a great piece in a youth orchestra.  During the summer, so many of our young musicians have a blast playing in orchestras at music camps around the country,  making life-long friendships – living life to the fullest.

We think that’s worth celebrating.


II. Augurs of Spring from The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravisky

Performed by the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra
Paul Haas, conductor


Special thanks to the superb staff and leadership of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) including Hilary Respass, Grace Kennerly, Jonathan Neumann, Steven Vogel, Joshua McClellan, and Elizabeth Finnen.

Additional thanks to the staff and leadership of Tanglewood Music Center including Chris Ruigomez, Michael Nock, and Tim Martyn.

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Featured Performers

Flute: Joanna Lau
English horn: Cameron Slaton
Bassoons: Asha Kline and Kipras Mazeika
French horns: David Tartè and Emma Potter
Trumpet: William MacDonald
Trombone: Will Fowler
Violin: Alexandra Gonzales
Viola: Roger Cawdette
Cello: Madeline Kim