Contemporary Classics

Contemporary Classics

Carmina Burana
Theme and Variations

September 27 - 29, 2019

Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center
600 East Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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with Richmond Symphony, VCU Commonwealth Singers, and Richmond Symphony Chorus
at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

 

Theme and Variations

Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, a Richmond Ballet premiere, evokes the era of Imperial Russia when grand classical dancing was at its peak. The elegant Carpenter Theatre offers the perfect setting for Balanchine’s virtuosic choreography and the sumptuous music of Tchaikovsky’s third orchestral suite.

 

Carmina Burana

Choreography by John Butler
Music by Carl Orff

Originally choreographed in 1959 for New York City Opera, John Butler’s powerful, impassioned masterwork, Carmina Burana, uses the full breadth of Carl Orff’s choral score to explore the melding of classical ballet’s structure with the earthiness of contemporary dance. Sixty years after its creation, Carmina Burana remains a bold and astonishing audience favorite.

 

Contemporary Classics is presented by

Live music made possible by The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation

The Wilbur Moreland Havens Charitable Foundation

with Additional Support from

CultureWorks & The Arts and Cultural Funding Consortium supported by City of Richmond and the Counties of Hanover & Henrico

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