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Live Music Performed by the
City Ballet Orchestra

John Nettles, Conductor

Spreckels Theatre

121 Broadway, Downtown San Diego

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Friday, March 7, 2014 at 8:00pm

Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8:00pm

Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

Tickets:
$29 | $39 | $49 | $59 | $69

Tickets will be delivered via US Mail
approximately three weeks prior to performance

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Balanchine Masterworks celebrates the genius of George Balanchine, affectionately known as Mr. B.  To mark the occasion, City Ballet Allegro offers a special Mr. B. Ticket Package.

  • Director's Circle Seats: The absolute best seats in the house.  Perfectly centered.  Amazing sight lines.  And surrounded by other Balanchine enthusiasts.
  • Mr. B. Reception: Backstage passes to the post-performance Mr. B. Reception hosted by City Ballet Allegro.  Meet the Balanchine Masterworks dance artists.  Discover the demands of George Balanchine's choreography.  All while enjoying chilled champagne and stylish desserts.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8:00pm

Tickets: $89

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Free Pre-Performance Lecture

Gain a better appreciation of Balanchine Masterworks through an informative lecture prior to the performance.

  • Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 1:30pm

Production Information

Approximate Run Time: 2 hours with two 15-minute intermissions

Serenade

Music: Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48 (1880) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreographer: George Balanchine

Staging: Elizabeth Wistrich

Year Choreographed: 1934

Premiere: June 10, 1934 by the School of American Ballet, White Plains, New York

City Ballet Premiere: 2009

Costumes: Courtesy of Ballet Arizona after Karinska

History: Visit The George Balanchine Trust web site for more information about Serenade

Sonatine

Music: Sonatine for Piano in F Sharp Minor (1905) by Maurice Ravel

Choreographer: George Balanchine

Staging: Sandra Jennings

Year Choreographed: 1975

Premiere: 1975 at the Ravel Festival

City Ballet Premiere: 2010

History: Visit The George Balanchine Trust web site for more information about Sonatine

Apollo

Music: Apollon Musagète (1928) by Igor Stravinsky

Choreographer: George Balanchine

Staging: Sandra Jennings

Year Choreographed: 1928

Premiere: Diaghilev's Ballets Russes at the Théâtre Sarah-Bernhardt, Paris, France on June 12, 1928

City Ballet Premiere: 2009

Costume Design: After Andre Bauchant

History: Visit The George Balanchine Trust web site for more information about Apollo

Allegro Brillante

Music: Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 75 (1893) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreographer: George Balanchine

Staging: Sandra Jennings

Year Choreographed: 1956

Premiere: New York City Ballet at the City Center, New York on March 1, 1956

City Ballet Premiere: 2014 (Company Premiere

Costume Design: Karinska

History: Visit The George Balanchine Trust web site for more information about Allegro Brillante

Programming, musical selections and artists are subject to change.

George Balanchine's ballets are presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust.

City Ballet of San Diego is honored to be recognized by The George Balanchine Trust as having the technical skills and artistic quality to present these George Balanchine ballets.