If you are anywhere near Chicago this weekend you have SIX opportunities to catch The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra (including Edward Kelsey Moore) either playing for The Joffrey Ballet -- or in their own Romantic Rapture concert! Tonight thru Sunday afternoon are the final five performances of Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo and Juliet, played by the Philharmonic, and danced by the Joffrey. Here's a brief sampling of the current reviews for this production:
Pastor's streamlined choreography and Sergei Prokofiev's lushly dramatic 1935 score, vigorously played by the Chicago Philharmonic, deliver the story with brilliant clarity...
— Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune
... a masterful achievement on every level. — Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
Then this Sunday, Mother's Day, the Philharmonic does double-duty: after the closing matinee of Romeo and Juliet the hardworking orchestra will bundle up their instruments and hurry out to north-suburban Evanston for their own Romantic Rapture evening concert.
Set your own ears, eyes and mind to dancing at any of the fine performances this weekend!