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Balanchine Spectacular

The Four Temperaments       Rubies from Jewels       Walpurgisnacht Ballet

Spreckels Theater, Downtown San Diego

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8:00pm

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00pm

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00pm

Location

Spreckels Theater

121 Broadway
Downtown San Diego, CA

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Performances

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8:00pm

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00pm

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00pm

Tickets

Tickets:  $29 | $49 | $59 | $69 | $79

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Pre-Performance Lecture

FREE for all ticket holders

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:30pm

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:30pm

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 1:30pm

About Balanchine Spectacular

City Ballet of San Diego presents three masterworks choreographed by the 20th century genius, George Balanchine.

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.

Live Music Performed by the City Ballet Orchestra
John Nettles, Conductor

Approximate Run Time: 2 hours, including two 15-minute intermission

The Four Temperaments

Music:  The Four Temperaments: Theme with Four Variations for String Orchestra and Piano by Paul Hindemith

Choreographer:  George Balanchine

Year Choreographed:  1946

Premiere:  Ballet Society (forerunner of New York City Ballet)

Staging:  Sandra Jennings

Length:  30 minutes

History:  Available at The George Balanchine Trust web site

Rubies from Jewels

Music:  Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky

Choreographer:  George Balanchine

Year Choreographed:  1967

Premiere:  New York State Theater, danced by New York City Ballet

Staging:  Sandra Jennings

Length:  19 minutes

History:  Available at The George Balanchine Trust web site

Walpurgisnacht Ballet

Music:  Ballet sequence from Act V of the opera Faust by Charles Gounod

Choreographer:  George Balanchine

Year Choreographed:  1975 as part of the opera Faust.  First presentation as an independent work in 1980 by New York City Ballet.

Premiere:  Théâtre National de l'Opéra, danced by Paris Opera Ballet

Staging:  Elizabeth Wistrich

Length:  17 minutes

History:  Available at The George Balanchine Trust web site

Programming, musical selections and artists are subject to change