Dancers from Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and a professional guest artist will appear in this production, with original choreography by Artistic Director Karen Kroninger Knerr and live music by Music Director Eugene Albulescu at the piano.
Robert Schumann’s glorious opus for piano, “Carnaval,” is the basis for the ballet presentation of the same name. Artistic Director Karen Knerr has adapted the choreography of Mikhail Fokine whose creation premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1910. The music, one of Schumann’s most often performed works, consists of twenty-two short pieces representing the characters and moods which might be encountered at a grand party or masked ball.
“Pictures at an Exhibition,” Modest Mussorgsky’s most famous piano composition and a showpiece for virtuoso pianists, is a suite of ten pieces which portrayed his tour through an exhibition of 400 paintings by his close friend, the artist Viktor Hartmann, who, at age 39, had died quite suddenly and unexpectedly the previous year. Most of Hartmann’s paintings have been lost to the world. In partnership with the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, Ms. Knerr has choreographed dances to tell the story of, and to bring to life, each piece of art work specially selected from the museum for this ballet.
Performances will be held in the beautiful, state-of-the-art Baker Hall at Zoellner Arts Center on the campus of Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015
ONE PERFORMANCE FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN: Friday, June 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
ONE PERFORMANCE FOR THE PUBLIC: Friday, June 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale at Zoellner Arts Center Box Office. Call 610-758-2787; or visit http://zoellner.cas2.lehigh.edu/content/pennsylvania-youth-ballet-spring-ballet-%E2%80%93-pictures-exhibition-carnaval
Don’t miss a TRIPLE TREAT of Ballet, Music, and Art when BGLV/PYB dancers present “Carnaval” and “Pictures at an Exhibition...