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Conductor Valery Gergiev, pictured in 2017, has pulled out of a concert series at Carnegie Hall that was scheduled for this weekend. Maxim Shipenkov/AP hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) presents the "Hero of Labour" award to conductor Valery Gergiev, head of the Mariinsky Theatre. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sarah Joy Miller as Anna Nicole Smith in Anna Nicole by Mark-Anthony Turnage, the final production from the New York City Opera, which closed its doors for good this fall. Stephanie Berger hide caption

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Stephanie Berger

Conductor Valery Gergiev leads the National Youth Orchestra through its first rehearsal with the maestro, at Purchase College outside New York City. Chris Lee hide caption

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Chris Lee

Elementary school students in Maplewood, N.J. prepare to enact their own Rite. courtesy of Seth Boyden Demonstration School hide caption

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courtesy of Seth Boyden Demonstration School

It's fun to stay at the ИМКА: Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring triggered an uproar at its world premiere in Paris a century ago. Now we're asking you to help celebrate the centennial by creating a dance of your own. Keystone-France/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian-born US composer Igor Stravinsky in 1955. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ted Libbey & Fred Child Recommend Stravinsky's 'Rite Of Spring'

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