December 2019 – with full orchestra and chorus for “Waltz of the Snowflakes”
Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University
420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA
Tickets for the public performances will go on sale later this summer!
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-
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
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.
Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley recently held its annual meeting at which time elections took place for officers and members of the Board of Directo...