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Balanchine + Beyond

Treasures Past and Present

Saturday, May 13 | 200PM & 730PM

Performed by the highly acclaimed Ballet Chicago Studio Company, this exciting program brings to Chicago audiences the return of Artistic Director Daniel Duell’s Hansel and Gretel, two world premieres by Ballet Chicago Resident Choreographer Ted Seymour, and the seminal Balanchine masterpiece, Concerto Barocco.


Music for the program includes Engelbert Humperdinck’s majestic late 19th century opera score adapted for symphony orchestra alone, Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins,” the virtuosic piano work “Six Pièces Romantiques” by French composer Cecile Chaminade, and the highly contemporary “Zinc, I Giorni Andante” by composers Zoe Keating and Ludovico Einaudi. 

Pre-Performance Lecture

Saturday, May 13 | 100PM

Please join us for a 30-minute lecture in the intimate setting of the Harris Theater's Donor Room, providing an inside perspective on this year's adventuresome program. Hosted by Dan Duell - Artistic Director, Ted Seymour - Resident Choreographer, this annual tradition is informative, entertaining, and well-attended. The lecture begins at 1:00 PM, and seating is available starting at 12:30PM. Admission is free - just show your performance ticket to Harris Theater ushers. The Donor Room can be found on the 2nd level of the theater on the East side of the building.

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