SPAC 2018 classical performances

Nationall Ballet of Cuba SPAC

This summer's lineup includes the National Ballet of Cuba.

Here's the overview schedule of the classical performances coming up this summer at SPAC:

June 6-8: National Ballet of Cuba

July 17-21: New York City Ballet

August 1-18: The Philadelphia Orchestra

August 5-21: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Tickets go on sale to the general public February 22.

And here are a few dates from the schedule that caught our eye while we were scanning it today...

June 6-8: National Ballet of Cuba - Giselle
"Based on a fairy tale about a peasant girl who falls in love with a dashing prince disguised as a commoner, Giselle follows its heroine through a haunting story of betrayal, heartbreak, forgiveness and redemption. The title role of Giselle has been called "the ballerina's Hamlet" and is regarded as one of the most difficult in ballet due to the intensely dramatic nature of the role as well as the physical stamina required to dance the lead throughout the full-length production."

July 19: New York City Ballet - 21st Century Choreographers
New Peck (Spring 2018) (Bernstein/Peck), Composer's Holiday (Foss/Reisen), Not Our Fate (Nyman/Lovette), Pulcinella Variations (Stravinsky/Peck).

July 21: New York City Ballet Gala - Robbins/Bernstein Centennial
"SPAC's New York City Ballet Gala will honor the centennial celebration of the birth of both Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein. The evening will feature two of Robbins' own celebrated works, as well as Justin Peck's Spring 2018 ballet, inspired by Robbins and set to a Bernstein score. The centerpiece of the summer soirée will be the finale performance and SPAC Premiere of a new piece directed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Warren Carlyle, which will celebrate the Broadway choreography of Jerome Robbins and have its World Premiere at NYCB's 2018 Spring Gala."

August 3: Philadelphia Orchestra - The Planets -- An HD Odyssey
"In this unprecedented multimedia event, The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform The Planets from the HD Odyssey film series, featuring images of NASA's exploration of the solar system brought to life in vivid form with the orchestra's performance of Holst's exciting, cosmic score."

August 4: Philadelphia Orchestra - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Live orchestra accompaniment to the Harry Potter film.

August 17-18: Philadelphia Orchestra with Joshua Bell
Superstar violinist. The second night will include a screening of The Red Violin with live score.

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