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First appearing at The Music Center in 1998, Alvin Ailey® Dance Theater continues to be a Los Angeles audience favorite. From its debut performance in New York City, the 56-year-old dance company and its eponymous artistic director, Alvin Ailey has been called “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” one that celebrates the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance heritage. In this engagement, the company presents mixed repertory from among its favorites.
Piano Spheres continues its new Satellite Series of emerging pianists with Nic Gerpe, Los Angeles-based concerto soloist and chamber musician who has performed throughout U.S and international festivals. Nic’s performances have also been heard nationally on 91.5 KUSC and classicalkusc.org.
This exhibition highlights ABT's vibrant seventy-five year history with objects drawn primarily from the American Ballet Theatre Collection at the Library of Congress, as well as from the Library's extensive dance and music collections. In 1939, a group of dancers, choreographers, and producers associated with Russian-born Mikhail Mordkin's ballet company joined together to establish a new, innovative dance company they called Ballet Theatre. The company premiered in New York City on January 11, 1940, to great critical acclaim. Early in its organization, Ballet Theatre-renamed American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 1957-began to tour, representing the United States both domestically and internationally.
The Bryant family reunion becomes an occasion for comic collisions over race and sexuality in this “timely and important American play” (Chicago Tribune), directed by Phylicia Rashad.
Strauss certainly had fun with his tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), mocking his critics and depicting his wife with a rapturous violin solo. “A monstrous act of egotism,” one of those critics wrote after the premiere, but as novelist Romain Rolland noted, “the well-bred public was beside itself” at the work’s instrumental thunder and dramatic intelligence.
Come for: The captivating Lise de la Salle performs Beethoven’s vigorously heroic Third Concerto.
And more: Webern’s early idyll for orchestra displays full-blown Straussian Romanticism.
One of the most internationally revered pieces that introduces kids to the orchestra, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf tells the story of a boy, his forest friends, and a scary wolf.
Come for: Each TSFY concert is a dramatic presentation, led by a Dudamel Conducting Fellow and staged by theater artists.
And more: Prior to the concert there are interactive art workshops related to the program's musical themes.