Monday, October 13, 2014

Swan Lake | Joffrey Ballet

Swan Lake © by Christopher Wheeldon 
October 15-26, 2014
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

Acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has created a stunning retelling of one of the most famous ballets of all time. Inspired by Edgar Degas, the ballet-within-a-ballet takes place inside the Paris Opera Ballet studios during the 19th century. Combining classical elements with a modern vision and a touch of fantasy, this production features spectacular costumes, lavish sets and breathtaking choreography. See the world-renowned Joffrey perform ballet’s greatest love story set to the timeless Tchaikovsky score.
Joffrey Premiere

Presenting Sponsor
Dr. and Mrs. Josef Lakonishok
Production Sponsor

*Performances run approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including two intermissions.
IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT: All Swan Lake performances will begin promptly at 2:00 PM for matinee performances and 7:30 PM for evening performances. Patrons that arrive after the curtain will be shown to the late seating area until the first intermission.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Elgin Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius' Fifth Symphony

Nature's Soundscape

Stephen Squires, Resident Conductor
Matthew Agnew, cello
Respighi - The Birds
Haydn - Cello Concerto in C major
Sibelius - Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major
October 10, 2014 7:30 pm - Schaumburg
October 11, 2014 7:30 pm - Hemmens
October 12, 2014 2:30 pm - Hemmens
Let the music take you to a place where the grass is lush and green, and where birds in flight fill the nature-scape.  ESO's own principal cellist, Matthew Agnew, also performs Haydn's Cello Concerto in C major. 
Tickets are $25, $40 or $60

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