Leo Tolstoy's novel of passion and desire is brought to life in groundbreaking fashion by Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet! Stuck in a cold marriage, the regal Anna Karenina yearns for love. But at what cost? Led by visionary choreographer Yuri Possokhov, this World Premiere will have ten U.S. performances only!
Yuri Possokhov's Anna Karenina centers on the tragic tale of the married aristocrat and her ongoing love triangle in Imperial Russia, a story that explores the complex politics of family, religion and morality.
This world premiere production enlists an all-star creative team including Possokhov; a newly-composed music score by 2016 Golden Mask Award winner (Russia's most prestigious theatre honor) Ilya Demutsky; plus Emmy Award-winning set and costume designer Tom Pye.
Accompanied by the Chicago Philharmonic led by conductor Scott Speck, Joffrey Ballet’s Anna Karenina will have its premiere in Chicago’s gorgeous Auditorium Theatre on February 13, with performances through February 24, 2019.
Edward Kelsey Moore will be among his Philharmonic Orchestra colleagues for these performances.
The Joffrey Ballet \ The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra
Anna Karenina (World Premiere performances)
Auditorium Theatre ~ Chicago, Illinois
Opening Night ~ Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:30pm
Performances ~ February 15 thru 17, 2019
Performances ~ February 21 thru 24, 2019
Coming up this Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 7:00pm, the Chicago area’s own Edward Kelsey Moore will be the guest speaker for Elmhurst Library’s “Meet the Author” program.
Mr. Moore will discuss the process of writing his first two novels, The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, and The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, and he will read from his work. There will be time for Q&As at the end of the presentation and he’ll autograph copies of his novels for visitors. Books will also be available for sale. The program is free, but registration is necessary. Call the library at (630) 279-8696 and ask for the Information Desk to register for this program. The library is open every day of the week, so you can call today!
Meet the Author: Edward Kelsey Moore
Friday, January 25th, 2019 7:00 - 8:30pm
Elmhurst Public Library
125 S. Prospect Ave. Elmhurst, Illinois, 60126
Celebrate the birth and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the Chicago Sinfonietta! For over 30 years Sinfonietta has presented an annual M.L.K. concert - a testament to the orchestra’s mission of diversity, inclusion, and equity. This year Project Inclusion Conducting Fellows Kellen Gray and Kedrick Armstrong will helm the podium — each of them a new talent to watch. Plus, a moving rendition of Trevor Weston's "The People Could Fly" featuring violinist Kyle J. Dickson. And incredible readings of some of M.L.K.’s famous speeches by Kenneth Woods. The Waubansie Valley Mosaic Choir will also be featured in several of the musical pieces.
Performances are Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., in Naperville, Illinois, and Monday, Jan 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave in Chicago.
Edward Kelsey Moore will be among his orchestra colleagues for these concerts.
Project Inclusion is Chicago Sinfonietta's groundbreaking fellowship program where talent and mentorship converge to further develop emerging musicians, conductors, and administrators. Each season Project Inclusion offers multifaceted, professional development fellowships to four orchestral and ensemble musicians, up to four conductors, and one or two arts administrators.
Now in its 31st year, Chicago Sinfonietta has pushed artistic boundaries to provide an alternative way of hearing, seeing and thinking about a symphony orchestra and is dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusion, and racial and cultural equity in the arts. Each concert experience blends inventive new works with classical masterworks from a diverse array of voices: to entertain, transform and inspire. In 2016, Chicago Sinfonietta was the proud recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (MACEI). This award recognizes exceptional organizations that are key contributors in their fields.