Boston Ballet announces the lineup for its 2014-15 season.
That’s followed, March 19-29, by “Shades of Sound.” The first of the three pieces, Wayne McGregor’s “Chroma,” is an encore presentation from the 2012-13 season, but George Balanchine’s “Episodes” and Hans van Manen’s “Black Cake” are new to Boston Ballet. Balanchine created “Episodes,” to music by Anton Webern, as part of a two-part ballet with Martha Graham in 1959. Nissinen calls it “an absolute masterpiece, a piece I have always loved. I have been waiting until I had the right company, the right artists, to do it.” “Black Cake,” from 1989, takes place at a society party where the guests get tipsy. Nissinen describes this program as “sort of a dark evening, and to have a black comedy at the end I think is a perfect match.”