Saturday, February 09, 2013
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - The Great Hall
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of perestroika in the late 1980s. At this moment in history, many of the great dancers and choreographers of the former Soviet Unions ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet, but to invigorate this tradition as the Russians began to accept and embrace new developments in dance around the world. This breathtaking presentation of Sleeping Beauty set to the music of Tchaikovsky upholds the grand national tradition of Russian ballet.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - The Great Hall
The Company returns to our Great Hall stage to present a three-act production of Cinderella originally performed in Moscow in 1945. Cinderella is noted for the beautiful Prokofiev score and for the hilarious double-roles of the stepsisters, more mad than bad in this stunning production.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K. 575
Still: Danzas de Panama
Gardel: Tango Por Una Cabeza
Schubert: String Quartet in G Major, D. 887
Thursday, February 14, 2013
8:00 pm - 8:00 pm - The Great Hall
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Sophie Shao, cellist
Britten -Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a 16min
Elgar -Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 30min
Butterworth - The Banks of Green Willow 7min
Elgar -Enigma Variations 29min
From its humble beginnings as a radio orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra has grown into one of the world's most respected and versatile orchestras, with an enviable reputation in the fields of film music, opera, ballet and musical theater as well as the traditional Western European classic canon. Led by conductor Keith Lockhart, this presentation offers a delightful and pleasing program of great late 18th-century/early 20th-century British repertoire including the great Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - The Great Hall
Flamenco Vivo! embodies all the passion, grace and fire that we have come to expect from this exciting art form, but under Paco Penas direction the audience becomes aware of the nuances, the range of rhythms, and the compelling nature of flamenco. Pena explores the trance-inducing tribal roots of flamenco, from the alborea to the razor-sharp complexity of the buleria all while keeping the audience captivated with dramatic compositions, fantastic guitar work, and fiery dancers.
Jose Angel Carmona
Julio Cesar Alcocer
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Haydn: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 74, No. 2
Schulhoff: Five Pieces for String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
One of the most acclaimed violin virtuosos of our time and an artist who is known for her tireless exploration of her instrument, Anne-Sophie Mutter presents a program that will entertain and inspire. Invited to play with the Berlin Philharmonic by the legendary Herbert von Karajan at the age of 13, she has become a great champion for the violin and for new music. She is a performer who seeks perfection and continues to explore repertoire more than 30 years after her debut at the Lucerne Festival in 1976. She will be partnering with pianist Lambert Orkis to present a concert of great variety and musical interest.
Friday, March 08, 2013
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
Shao, En - music director and conductor
Chuanyuan, Li - violin
Xia Guan: First Movement of Earth Requiem
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
Originally founded as the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China in 1956, the China National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) is one of the most outstanding professional symphony orchestras in China. Consummate artistry, dedication, professionalism and individual craftsmanship are the trademarks that have maintained the CNSO at a consistently high level of performance for more than 50 years. The concert includes two beautiful post-romantic compositions by Richard Strauss and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.