Date(s) - 06/09/2023 - 06/11/2023
12:00 am

Heinz Hall


Dance meets music in an innovative way on this program, featuring the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre performing “Bolero” backed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

“Bolero” is an interesting 1928 piece written by French composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Originally created as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress/dancer Ida Rubinstein (1883-1960), it is often performed as a stand-alone orchestral work. The title refers to the very Spanish sound of the piece, which refers to an energetic dance that first appeared in Madrid around 1750. Ravel was inspired Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) and the latter’s interest in Iberian folk music. American choreographer Susan Jaffe created the dance for this production.

The program also includes the world debut of a new work written by American composer Stacy Garrop and performed by the orchestra.

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