January 20, 2011

Swing and Sway with the RPO and the Rochester City Ballet—2 Nights Only

What happens when two different art forms come together on the same stage? The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Rochester City Ballet are giving you the chance to find out. For the first time ever on the Pops Series, Jeff Tyzik and the RPO are teaming up with Rochester City Ballet—come and experience this dynamic fusion of music and dance!

The talented dancers of the RCB and the exciting choreography of RCB Artistic Director Jamey Leverett will take center stage at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29 at 8:00 pm.

Leverett’s choreography will be paired with equally exciting music: George Gershwin’s Three Preludes, featuring RPO Principal Clarinetist Kenneth Grant; a jazzed-up version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite, as arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn; and Bravo! Colorado, composed by the RPO’s own Jeff Tyzik.

Click here to read the RCB blog for a dancer’s perspective on Ellington’s “Sugar Rum Cherry.” Also, use this link or click below to view video footage from Bravo! Colorado and learn more about the company.

The program will also be sprinkled with an eclectic mix of orchestral dance music, ranging from Johann Strauss, Jr.’s elegant Blue Danube waltzes to Arturo Marquez’ electrifying Danzon No. 2. This is a fantastic opportunity to see and hear two first-rate groups perform live, and to see and hear what makes Rochester such a great arts town—don’t miss it!

Tickets start at $15, and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 454-2100; or, click here to buy online.

1 comment:

balletomane3 said...

I have to thank RCB for bringing your blog to my attention. I plan to be at this event.