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SVC Concert Series to Present Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

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Posted: Thursday Sep 22, 2011
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will return for their second appearance on the Saint Vincent College Concert Series stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center. Artists of the company will be dancing various Pas de Deux, accompanied by piano and recorded music. Artistic Director is Terrence S. Orr, and the pianist will be principal pianist Yoland Collin.

Admission is $25 and tickets will be available at the door or by calling 724 805-2565. Flex passes, group rates and student discounts are also available.

A dinner concert package, A Classic Evening at Saint Vincent, is offered for $50 with advance reservations.

The program will include some of the best-loved Pas de Deux in ballet: The Black Swan Pas de Deus from Swan Lake, Act III; The Wedding Pas de Deux from Coppelia, Act III; The Peasant Pas de Deux from Giselle, Act I; and the Don Quixote Pas de Deux from Act III. Contemporary ballet will be represented by Isn’t it a Pity, Promenade (Walking The Dog), and Someone to Watch Over Me, all from Shall We Dance with music by George and Ira Gershwin. The famous solo of The Dying Swan will be danced by Eva Trapp. In addition, Yoland Collin will perform two Nocturnes by Frédérik Chopin, and Klavierstücke, Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms.

Artists scheduled to perform include: Principals Nurlan Abougaliev, Christopher Budzynski, Julia Erickson, and Alexandra Kochis; Soloists Robert Moore, Christine Schwanner, Alexandre Silva, and Eva Trapp; and Corps de Ballet Amanda Cochrane, Nicholas Coppula, Stephen Hadala, Elyssa Hotchkiss, Luca Sbrizzi, Gabrielle Thurlow, and Ashley Wegmann.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is an internationally-renowned professional ballet company with comprehensive professional training for students from around the world through the PBT School.

Known for its impeccable presentations of works by George Balanchine, the company pays tribute to the traditional ballet masterpieces while nourishing innovations for the future of ballet through the creation of new works. Besides standard ballet classics such as Giselle, Coppelia, Don Quixote, the Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, the PBT has performed the world premieres of more than 23 new ballets and worked with some of the best choreographers creating today, such as Ben Stevenson, Derek Deane, Dwight Rhoden, Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Lisa de Ribere and Kevin O’Day.

Under artistic directors Nicholas Petrov, Patricia Wilde and Terrence S. Orr, the PBT has thrived for more than 40 years and become one of the top ballet companies in the nation.

Upcoming concerts in the series include Yoed Nir, cello and electric cello, Saturday, Nov. 5; Andres Cardenes, violin, Saturday, Dec. 3; George Li, piano, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012; Leonardo Capalbo, tenor, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012; Duo Orfeo, guitar duo, Saturday, March 17, 2012; and Lark Quartet, string quartet, Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Further details are available by contacting the Concert Series Box Office, 724 805-2565 or www.stvincent.edu/concertseries.


Photo: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre