The Masters Program with the PBT Orchestra

  • Date: Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2023
  • Venue: Benedum Center

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon, Jorma Elo and George Balanchine | Music: György Ligeti, Jean Sibelius, Pyotr Tchiakovsky

Marvel at three works from award-winning choreographers who are considered masters of ballet, featuring pure classical dancing at its best with contemporary twists that go where no choreographer has gone before. Polyphonia, which is widely regarded as Tony-award-winning Christopher Wheeldon’s breakthrough contemporary work, showcases modern choreography with an understanding of the past. Dancers move at the speed of light while articulating the body in perfect harmony with music by Jean Sibelius in Jorma Elo’s 1st Flash. Plus, see why George Balanchine is hailed as the father of 20th century dance in Theme and Variations, which features a classic Tchaikovsky score, theme and 12 variations, culminating in a polonaise.

Performance Times

  • Friday, April 14, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 15, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 16, 2023 – 2 p.m.

Theater Programs

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Virtual Preview  |   Wednesday, April 5  |  6:30 p.m.  

Registration coming soon!

Director’s Cut  |   Friday, April 14  |  6:30 p.m. 

Dance makers give their insights into the ballet. Registration coming soon.

Artist Q & A |   Saturday, April 15  |  after the performance

PBT dancers take your questions after the show. No registration necessary.

Curtain Up!  |   Sunday, April 16  |  1 p.m. 

Watch the last few minutes of company class on stage, and chat with PBT creatives about the ballet. No registration necessary.

Audio-described Performance |   Sunday, April 16  |  2 p.m.

Live narration of the performance for those with blindness or vision impairment, or for anyone who’d like to listen! No registration necessary.


PBT Connects programs presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.