This ballet version of Cervantes' Don Quixote story is staged by choreographer Alicia Alonso, who founded the company in 1948 and is still at the helm at age 96! She puts the love story between the Don and Dulcinea front and center, elevated by Ludwig Minkus’ acclaimed score performed live by the Chicago Philharmonic. The ballet also artfully combines elements of Spanish folk-dance with the athletic and graceful classical technique that the Ballet Nacional de Cuba is known for. The last time the Cubans came to Chicago was 15 years ago, so don't miss this all too rare display of passion and artistry!
Edward Kelsey Moore will be performing among his Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra colleagues.
Ballet Nacional de Cuba — Don Quixote
May 18th and 19th, 2018 at 7:30PM | May 20, 2018 at 3PM
Auditorium Theatre ~ 50 E Congress Pkwy ~ Chicago, IL
All is fair in love and war…or is it? Chicago Sinfonietta’s astonishing 30th anniversary season comes to a blockbuster close with a concert mashup that puts gospel, classical, and a nonconformist marching band in one epic program that will turn this love-themed concert on its head! From romance to spirituality and passion to battle, emotions will run high from beginning to epic finish as the Sinfonietta orchestra teams up with the Apostolic Church of God Sanctuary Choir to blow the roof off during the first half — followed by the ultimate “Battle of the Bands” rematch between Sinfonietta and their marching band friends Mucca Pazza, to the tune of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite, and then -- the Ending of all Endings! Go Big or Go Home...right? You don't want to miss this!
Edward Kelsey Moore will be performing among his Sinfonietta colleagues for these concerts.
PRAISE + PUNK
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:00pm
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:30pm
220 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Founded in 1987, Chicago Sinfonietta is a professional orchestra dedicated to modeling and promoting diversity, inclusion, and both racial and cultural equity in the arts through the universal language of symphonic music. Their core values are built around being bold and daring in all aspects of their work, providing a source of connectivity through music, and ensuring and inspiring a continued investment in diversity and inclusion in classical music. In 2016 Chicago Sinfonietta received the $625,000 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.