Tuesday, February 7 | 6pm
Part of the Opera Night at the Boston Public Library series
Boston Public Library Central Branch | Rabb Hall
Free and open to the public
Boston Public Library
Igor Stravinsky’s epic life and innovative works took him from Russia to France, Hollywood, and even Boston as he helped to define—and redefine—music in the 20th century. Two renowned guest speakers —Tod Machover, Boston-based composer and co-founding member of the MIT Media Lab, and Joseph Auner, Stravinsky and music history scholar at Tufts University—survey Stravinsky's life from his youthful innovations to the neoclassical period that culminated in his witty, classic opera The Rake’s Progress, to the musical experimentation that defined his later years, illuminated with live selections by BLO artists.