The Rite of Spring At 100; Bad Customer Service Equals Good Music; Little Boots’ Dance Pop

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Little Boots performs in the Soundcheck studio.

In this episode: Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor Leonard Slatkin talks about Stravinsky’s landmark work “The Rite of Spring,” which celebrates its 100th birthday this month. Plus: Soundcheck and Q2 Music announce a special “Rite of Spring” event in the Greene Space on May 29 at 7 p.m.

Plus: For the latest issue of the offbeat magazine Esopus, founder and editor Tod Lippy commissioned musicians to write songs about a potentially infuriating topic: customer service. The results? Hilarious. We hear some of the tracks.

And: British musician Victoria Hesketh records under the name Little Boots. She joins us with a gaggle of synthesizers for a danceable set in our studio.