July 16-18, 2008 | Le Poisson Rouge | Prospect Park

Stravinsky's riot-inducing modern icon The Rite of Spring, remixed through the lens of electronica!

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Meet the Artists

Hila Plitmann


Ola Gjeilo



Featured DJ

Andrew Cyr

Artistic Director / Conductor
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The Composers

Ricardo Romaneiro


Ryan Francis


Leo Leite


On the Program

Metropolis Ensemble led by Artistic Director / Conductor Andrew Cyr presents the world premiere of The Rite: Remixed, a collaboration between three composers and electronics producers that explodes the boundaries of live electro-classical music. Ricardo Romaneiro, Ryan Francis, and Leo Leite re-conceptualize Stravinsky's revolutionary The Rite of Spring in a ground-breaking live remix!

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The Revolution

July 16 (8-10pm) at Le Poisson Rouge

World premiere of The Rite: Remixed. Also on the program, Ricardo Romaneiro's Synthetic Mosaic: II featuring pianist Ola Gjeilo, and Two-Part Belief featuring soprano Hila Plitmann and poetry by Christopher Cahill. Be the first to enjoy LPR, the city's newest music venue. Learn more...

Live at LPR!

July 17 (9-11pm, after-party till 2am) at Le Poisson Rouge

A hyper-kinetic show of future-forward electro-classical beats also featuring minimal tech house by THREE of Hallucination Limited. Journey through kaleidoscopic patterns that accelerate into the after-party! Featuring The Rite: Remixed and Digital Cities. Learn more...

Celebrate Brooklyn

July 18 (7-11pm) at Prospect Park

Wordless Music Series pairs Metropolis Ensemble and indie sensation Deerhoof for a night of music under the stars. Experience The Rite: Remixed and Two-Part Belief with an expected audience of 10,000 at Celebrate Brooklyn. Also featuring soprano Hila Plitmann. Learn more...


Metropolis Ensemble and The Rite: Remixed appear as part of Celebrate Brooklyn and the Wordless Music Series. The concerts are sponsored in part by PMRG, Project Management Resource Group, Inc. The Rite: Remixed artwork is courtesy of Christopher Reiger. Smithsonian Magazine is a proud supporter of Metropolis Ensemble.