Friday, May 29, 2020

107 years ago today, Igor Stravinsky’s work, The Rite of Spring, was first performed in Paris. Stravinsky’s composition was so avante-garde that one reviewer opined it was thirty years ahead of its time. This isn’t just dusty music history, though, as it’s a prime example of how change can be simultaneously iterative and shockingly disruptive. And that’s precisely the situation many of us find ourselves in today, where trends and cumulative change are mounted on a rocket sled ride headed toward an unknown future.

So this weekend, fire up your streaming platform of choice and take a listen to The Rite of Spring. And remember that when change arrives, it rarely takes the form that we expect.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be strong. Lead well.