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Performances

 

 

 

Coppélia

 

 

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Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center – on the campus of Lehigh University

420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Saturday, June 1, 2024 – 2:00 pm. 

Sunday, June 2, 2024 – 2:00 pm. 

With choreography by Artistic Director Karen Kroninger Knerr, Coppélia is an enchanting tale about a mad inventor and the life-like doll he creates.  When a village boy becomes infatuated with the doll (thinking it’s a real girl!), his fiancée becomes unhappy. The ensuing mix-ups and misunderstandings between the two young lovers sets the stage for plenty of hilarity.  Coppélia features the beautiful music of Léo Delibes, a French composer of the Romantic era, who specialized in ballets, operas, and other stage works. He influenced some of the greatest composers, among them Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, and Drigo.

 

 

 

 

The Nutcracker

 

The Nutcracker 2024 – Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Performances for the public – Saturday & Sunday, December 14 & 15 @ 12:00 & 4:00 pm. 

Performances for school students – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; December 11, 12, 13 @ 10:00 am

Now taking reservations for school groups – click the following link to place your order – Nutcracker School Reservation Form – 2024

First come, first served!

 

 

Past performances

 

PYB dancers performed with Nimbus Dance

Friday, April 5, 2024 at 7:30 pm.

The award-winning contemporary dance company from Jersey City presented two of its original works – “New Tide” and “Spring” at Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center. The company dancers were joined by Ballet Guild/PA Youth Ballet students on stage for “Spring” with a live orchestra playing Aaron Copeland’s Appalachian Spring Suite. 

 

The Nutcracker 2023

Nutcracker Program – 2023

Nutcracker Poster – 2023

 

The Nutcracker 2022

Nutcracker Poster – 2022

2022 Nutcracker Program

 

The Nutcracker 2021

Nutcracker Poster – 2021

2021 Nutcracker Program

 

The Nutcracker 2020 at Zoellner!

The Nutcracker- A Virtual Presentation which premiered Saturday, December 19, 2020 

Karen Kroninger Knerr, Artistic Director

Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015

2020 Nutcracker Program

 

 

2019 Nutcracker Program

To view a copy of the beautiful souvenir 50th Anniversary 2018 Nutcracker program printed by Christmas City Printing, please click the following link: 2018 Nutcracker Program

 

 

C i n d e r e l l a

Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28, 2023 – 2:00 pm – Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University

 

Peter Pan, The Ballet

May 28 & 29, 2022 – Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University

 

Ma Mère l’Oye (“Mother Goose”), Ballet in One Act & Boléro

  • Saturday, March 12, 2002, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 13, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

PYB dancers performed two pieces by Ravel with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra onstage at Miller Symphony Hall

https://www.millersymphonyhall.org/calendar/month/2022/03/

 

 

Spring Ballet 2019 – Coppelia

Click here to read an article about our production in The Bethlehem Press!

The BGLV/PYB annual spring ballet was presented at Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center on the evening of May 31, 2019, with choreography by Artistic Director Karen Kroninger Knerr, and included an original puppet by Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre.  One of the best-loved comedic ballets, Coppélia is an enchanting tale about a mad inventor and the life-like doll he creates.  When a village boy becomes infatuated with the doll (thinking it’s a real girl!), his fiancée becomes unhappy. The ensuing mix-ups and misunderstandings between the two young lovers sets the stage for plenty of hilarity.  With colorful costumes and joyful dancing, this ballet was a delightful treat for both young and old alike!  Coppélia features the beautiful music of Léo Delibes, a French composer of the Romantic era, who specialized in ballets, operas, and other stage works. He influenced some of the greatest composers, among them Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, and Drigo.

 

 

 

-Photos by Hub Willson-

 

Appalachian Spring Suite with Allentown Symphony Orchestra

Copland’s timeless music was performed by the Allentown Symphony Orchestra with seventeen Pennsylvania Youth Ballet dancers on stage at Miller Symphony Hall in February 2019. The concert featured new choreography by Artistic Director Karen Kroninger Knerr.

You can read about the concert here: Morning Call Article – Appalachian Spring Concert – Feb 2019

 

 

 


2018 Spring Ballet

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Enchanted Woods”

At Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University – Friday, June 1, 2018

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, a ballet about the transforming power of love, is based on William Shakespeare’s comedy about the romantic adventures and misadventures, quarrels and reunitings of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies. It features the beautiful music of Felix Mendelssohn, a German composer of the Romantic era, who excelled in all aspects of music. A child prodigy, he wrote the overture to this work when he was only 17 years old.

“The Enchanted Woods” is a new comedic ballet, featuring beloved fairy tale characters and their hilarious misadventures as they stroll through the woods. With original music composed by Music Director Eugene Albulescu, Artistic Director Karen Knerr has choreographed this especially for Pennsylvania Youth Ballet students.