BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS THE THIRD ANNUAL NEXT GENERATION PERFORMANCE AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

April 8, 2012

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS THE THIRD ANNUAL NEXT GENERATION PERFORMANCE AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

 

Featuring Boston Ballet School Pre-Professional Students and New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

 

BOSTON, MA – April 6, 2012 – Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced today the programming for the third annual Next Generation performance at The Boston Opera House. Boston Ballet presents Next Generation on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 PM. New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra provides musical accompaniment to Boston Ballet School’s Pre-Professional Program students and Boston Ballet II.

 

Next Generation is a wonderful and rare opportunity to see the dancers of tomorrow take a major stage today,” said Nissinen. “The talent coming from Boston Ballet School’s Pre-Professional Program and New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is thrilling. The community has embraced and celebrated these young and gifted students. Next Generation is a great bridge between their training and the exciting professional journeys that lie ahead of them.”

 

“Boston Ballet’s Next Generation is a unique opportunity for our students to perform in front of an audience and the chance for friends, families, and the public to see them on stage,” said Margaret Tracey, Director of Boston Ballet School. “We welcome the greater Boston communities to enjoy a night at Boston Ballet’s home, The Boston Opera House, where many young students will take the theatre’s stage for the first time.”

 

Next Generation will feature the Pre-Professional Program students and Boston Ballet II with musical accompaniment by over 50 musicians from New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. This year’s program highlights original choreography by Boston Ballet School faculty, a new work by Boston Ballet principal dancer Yury Yanowsky, and George Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations.

 

Next Generation features top tier artists of the future who have been trained in Boston’s finest arts education institutions.  The dancers performing include Lauren Herfindahl, a Kingston native who trained with Boston Ballet School for seven years prior to joining Boston Ballet II in 2011.  Herfindahl will perform the lead role in Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations.  She will be joined by Matthew Gattozzi, a Hyde Park native who began his dance education in 2004 with Boston Ballet’s community outreach program, Citydance, which is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. Over 60 other Pre-Professional students from across the United States and around the world including Korea, Japan, Israel, Spain and Canada, will perform in Next Generation.

 

Boston Ballet School, the official school of Boston Ballet, has a long-standing dedication to providing excellence and access to dance education. It reaches more than 4,000 students, ages 9-month to adult each year through its four core programs: Children’s Program, Classical Ballet Program, Adult Dance Program and Pre-Professional Program at three locations in the greater Boston area.

 

Media partners for Next Generation include The Boston Globe and WGBH.

 

Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 PM:
Next Generation
Pre-Professional Program students and Boston Ballet II featuring musical accompaniment by New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
The Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

Orchestral Overture

Forza Del Destino
Music:  Giuseppe Verdi

LES PASSAGES

Music:  Giuseppe Verdi

Choreography: Boston Ballet School Faculty

 

New Work

The Eighth Layer
Music:  Lucas Vidal

Choreography:  Yury Yanowsky

 

DANCE OF THE GIRLS

Music:  Aram Khachaturian, selections from “Gayaneh”
Arrangement by G. Schirmer, Inc., publisher and copyright owner

Choreography:   Alla Nikitina

 

LESGINKA

Music:  Aram Khachaturian, selections from “Gayaneh”
Arrangement by G. Schirmer, Inc., publisher and copyright owner

Choreography:   Alla Nikitina

 

RAYMONDA VARIATIONS

Music:  Alexander Glazunov

Choreography:  George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

For information about Boston Ballet School or to sign up for classes at Boston Ballet School, visit Boston Ballet School’s website or call 617.456.6333.

For detailed ticket prices and to purchase tickets, call 617.456.6955 or book online using the link above.

 

2011-2012 Season Tickets

Subscriptions, Group Sales tickets, and individual tickets are on sale now.  Subscriptions and individual tickets are available online 24 hours a day at Boston Ballet’s website, by phone at 617.695.6955, and in person at the box office at 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, Mon–Fri, 9:30am-5pm.  Tickets start at $25 for season ballets. Group Sales tickets for parties of 10 or more are available through the box office at 617.695.6955.

About Boston Ballet

Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and in the community.  Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Barry Hughson, the Company maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire and the largest ballet school in North America, Boston Ballet School.

 

Boston Ballet maintains a repertoire of classical, neo-classical and contemporary works, ranging from full-length story ballets to new works by some of today’s finest choreographers. Boston Ballet’s second company, Boston Ballet II, is comprised of dancers who gain experience by performing with the Company and independently, presenting special programs to audiences throughout the Northeast.

 

Boston Ballet School, the official school of Boston Ballet, has a long-standing dedication to providing excellence and access to dance education. It reaches more than 4,000 students, ages 9-month to adult each year through its four core programs: Children’s Program, Classical Ballet Program, Adult Dance Program and Pre-Professional Program. Boston Ballet’s award-winning education and community outreach initiatives include Citydance, Taking Steps, and Adaptive Dance. The wide array of dance programs are held at three studio locations in Boston, Newton, and Marblehead with additional programs throughout New England, as well as at community centers and in the Boston Public School.

 

Boston Ballet gratefully acknowledges the following institutional partners:

State Street Corporation, 2011 Presenting Sponsor, The Nutcracker

The Boston Foundation

Massachusetts Cultural Council

National Endowment for the Arts

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