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
This weekend Edward Kelsey Moore will be among the musicians of the Chicago Sinfonietta for
Sea of Light: Reflections on Diwali. Tap into the history, traditions, and above all, the vibrant musical influences that encapsulate the Indian festival of Diwali through a riveting juxtaposition of Indian classical music along with Debussy’s seminal, impressionistic masterpiece La Mer. Diwali is a Festival of Lights celebrated by Indian communities around the world. It represents light conquering dark, and good conquering evil.
In addition to the music concert, experience the celebration of light with Diwali related activities pre-show and during intermission. Sample the flavors, dance, and art of India, create a beautiful rangoli (colored-sand design), and capture memories with FOTIO.
Activities take place in the Wentz Lobby on Saturday,
and in the Grainger Ballroom at Symphony Center on Monday.
Chicago Sinfonietta ~ Sea of Light
Guest Artist ~ Gaurav Mazumdar, sitar
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave ~ Naperville, IL 60540
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Symphony Center ~ Orchestra Hall
220 S. Michigan Ave ~ Chicago, IL 60604
For two performances only, Edward Kelsey Moore along with orchestra colleagues from the Chicago Philharmonic will be performing Danny Elfman’s beloved musical score, LIVE, to accompany Tim Burton’s 1983 film, The Nightmare Before Christmas!
The film follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who attempts to bring the Christmas spirit to his spooky hometown. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters – Lock, Shock, and Barrel – to help him kidnap Santa Claus. This stop-motion animated film is rated "PG".
Edward Kelsey Moore will be performing among his Chicago Philharmonic colleagues for these film events.
Celebrate Halloween and the Day of the Dead with this very special screening of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas at the historic (maybe even haunted!) 129-year-old Auditorium Theatre. Come dressed in your Halloween best for a costume contest, and discover other Halloween activities in the Auditorium’s lobby! (Orchestra members will be in costumes on Halloween, too!)
Special events and tickets are available for College Students on October 31st — and special tickets and social activities are also available for Young Professionals’ Night on November 1st. Additional special deals, including a premier Box Seat option, and Family Pack ticket discounts for groups of 4 or more, are also being offered!
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Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
October 31, and November 1st, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
50 East Ida B Wells Drive (50 E. Congress)
Chicago, IL 60605