The program for The Rite of Spring at 100 features the world premiere of RADHE RADHE – Rites of Holi, a new work by Vijay Iyer, one of the most exciting jazz pianists of our time, in collaboration with celebrated flimmaker Prashant Bhargava.

Iyer returns to Memorial Hall for the third time this spring in a Carolina Performing Arts commissioned piece inspired by the Holi festival, which is the Hindu “rite of spring” celebration. It will be performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and feature a video by Bhargava featuring footage of the Holi festival in Mathura, a town in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Additionally, the program will include works by recent ICE collaborators Tyshawn Sorey and Steve Lehman. ICE is a collective of musicians committed to redefining concert music and bringing together new music and new audiences through collaborations with emerging composers and sound artists.

“… one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today.”
– Pitchfork (on Vijay Iyer)

“… one of the hottest new-music groups in the country …”
– The Washington Post (on ICE)

Screening: PATANG
with Prashant Bhargava, director
7pm | March 25
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center

Join us for a screening and conversation with one of our Rite of Spring at 100 artists, director Prashant Bhargava. Following a screening of his film PATANG, he will discuss the inspiration behind the film as well as the process of making RADHE RADHE – Rites of Holi. The new film will make its world premiere the following night at UNC’s Memorial Hall with Vijay Iyer and International Contemporary Ensemble. FREE and open to the public.…