SF Ballet 2018 Program 2 and 3
Serenade Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: George Balanchine The Chairman Dances—Quartet For Two Composer: John Adams Choreographer: Benjamin Millepied Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes Composer: Aaron Copland Choreographer: Justin Peck Balanchine turned up the volume on classical ballet, making the movement bigger, faster, and more energetic, and New York City Ballet alums Benjamin Millepied and Justin Peck have put their own stamp on this aesthetic. Balanchine’s moonlit Serenade is followed by Millepied’s propulsive and expanded The Chairman Dances—Quartet For Two, and Peck’s Rodeo, an athletic, high-energy interpretation of Aaron Copland’s iconic music.
February 13, 2018 to February 25, 2018
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Ballet Season Guide 2018
Welcome to the Season There is a distinct rhythm to our year here at San Francisco Ballet. Each December, we open our War Memorial Opera House season with Nutcracker, the Bay Area’s best-loved holiday tradition. In January, our Opening Night Gala marks the start of our Repertory Season—eight spectacular programs that take the stage between late January and early May. Then, in the summer and fall, we go on tour to the world’s most celebrated dance capitals. Read on to learn more about what’s in store for the 2017–18 Season—and join us, won’t you?
February 2, 2018 to May 5, 2018
San Francisco Ballet
The Sleeping Beauty
The Sleeping Beauty Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson after Marius Petipa This classic story of a sleeping princess, a handsome prince, and the triumph of true love’s kiss will sweep you off your feet. With spectacular sets, lavish tutus, and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, Helgi Tomasson’s production of The Sleeping Beauty highlights our dancers’ classical virtuosity, casting its spell over a fairytale ballet of romance and wonder.
January 23, 2018 to February 4, 2018
San Francisco Ballet
Stanford Live's New Year
Cameron Carpenter unleashes his touring organ, a look at Bernstein and the American Sound, plus the greatest backup singer of all time.
January 19, 2018 to February 28, 2018
Stanford Live
Our Great Tchaikovsky
Brilliant composer Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky springs to life through the hands and insight of piano virtuoso Hershey Felder, whose timebending tale of culture and repression explores the mystery surrounding some of the greatest music ever written.
January 10, 2018 to February 11, 2018