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By Joseph Auner
Globe Correspondent / June 3, 2012
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Music history is littered with stories of masterpieces condemned at their premieres. But Arnold Schoenberg's “Pierrot Lunaire,” which turned 100 in March, is legendary for the outrage it provoked. Ensembles have recently tackled the formidable score at the New England Conservatory, the Boston Conservatory, and the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum; on Saturday it will be featured at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival.

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CENTENNIALS:

Schoenberg, “Pierrot Lunaire”

Stravinsky, “Le Sacre du Printemps”

At: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, 8 p.m., June 9; pre-concert talk, 7 p.m. Tickets: $35, $48, $59. 978-546-7391, www.rcmf.org/tickets.html