Friday, October 25, 2019

Enjoy dinner at Modern West Fine Art gallery followed by a short lecture diving into George Balanchine’s acclaimed work, Le Chant du Rossignol (The Song of the Nightingale). In this discussion, Artistic Director Adam Sklute will look into the compelling combination of musicians, painters, and choreographers that made this work possible.

Opening the fall program will be the American premiere of the 1925 Le Chant du Rossignol (The Song of the Nightingale). Under Diaghilev’s guidance, Balanchine choreographed this work soon after he arrived at the Ballets Russes when he was only 21 years of age. Scenic and costume designs were by a renowned painter the young Balanchine had never heard of–Henri Matisse, music by Igor Stravinsky was a reduction of the composer’s opera Le Rossignol. This ballet was to be Balanchine’s first collaboration with Stravinsky, which led to a professional relationship and friendship that would last until the end of their lives. Together they produced some of the 20th century’s greatest ballets.

Friday, October 25, 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m.

5:00-6:00 pm: Buffet dinner
6:00-6:20 pm: Lecture
6:20-7:00 pm: Dessert

Modern West Fine Art
412 S 7th W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre
50 W 200 S, Salt Lake City

Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased online or by calling Ballet West Patron Services at 801-869-6900.
*Does not include performance tickets. Guests are invited to attend the VIP intermission reception that evening. Parking provided for performance.

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