Balanchine + Tchaikovsky with the PBT Orchestra
- Date: Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2020
- Venue: Benedum Center
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s storied history with Balanchine and Tchaikovsky is revived in this mixed-repertory production celebrating two of ballet’s greatest contributors. The music of P.I. Tchaikovsky has provided the backbone for many of George Balanchine’s most exquisite ballets, including the invigorating Theme and Variations, the expansive Allegro Brillante and the consummate Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, set to the classic music of Swan Lake. This special 50th Anniversary event also features Diamonds, the brilliant third movement of Balanchine’s Jewels.
Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: P.I. Tchaikovsky
Friday, April 17, 2020 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 2020 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, 2020 – 2 p.m.
Fri., Apr. 17, 7 p.m. – Opening Night Preview: Know before you go! This introduction will prep you to more fully appreciate what you’re about to see on stage. Located in the theater; no reservations necessary.
Sat., Apr. 18, 7 p.m. – Insights: Join PBT’s artistic staff and visiting artists for an in-depth discussion that provides unique historical and cultural context for the production. Located on the mezzanine level; registration requested.
Sun., Apr. 19, 1 p.m. – Talks with Terry: Watch a few minutes of the end of the company’s warm-up class on stage; then Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr rounds out the program with an audience Q & A. Located in the theater; no reservations necessary.
Programs presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.