Pacific Northwest Ballet Opening Night 16 September 2006
Posted 03 June 2006 - 09:54 AM
Last week I received a tiny "Save the Date" package in the mail, complete with fortune cookie, to publicize the opening night concert featuring Lang Lang in a performance of Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini", along with Rossini's "William Tell Overture," Verdi's "Triumphal March and Ballet from Aida" and Resphighi's "The Pines of Rome." On 16 September, naturally, moved a week sooner from its usual spot.
The Gala is a good introduction to the season:
Circus Polka (Stravinsky/Robbins)
Remembrances pas de deux (Wagner/Joffrey, with Jane Eaglen singing "Träume")
Excerpts from Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky/Stowell)
Excerpts from La Sonnambula (Rieti/Balanchine)
World Premiere (Glass/Gibson)
Theme and Variations (Tchaikovsky/Balanchine)
Posted 03 June 2006 - 10:42 PM
For years they never had to think at all about competing nights since they shared the Opera House -- I wonder sometimes what kind of efforts they make about scheduling.
The gods help us if the opera ever gets its own facility!
Posted 04 June 2006 - 08:20 AM
Posted 04 June 2006 - 10:51 AM
I hope everyone who chooses the Symphony opener feels guilty and writes a big check to the ballet
Posted 09 July 2006 - 01:36 PM
Posted 10 July 2006 - 08:55 PM
I have agitated over and over again for better scheduling, both with the large institutions and with smaller groups, but I seem to be talking to myself most of the time. All I can say is that this is not the first time, nor is it the most ridiculous example.
a Podles recital in Tacoma
Please, don't give them any ideas!
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