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An Anonymous Fund of the Orange County Community Foundation
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet with Joyce Yang, piano
Dance, Music
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County
Thursday, April 05, 2018

The world premiere of a new work by renowned choreographer Jorma Elo and live music by acclaimed pianist Joyce Yang. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s bold vision – top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking works, and virtuoso dancers – has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West. Praised by the Los Angeles Times for her “compelling virtuosity,” pianist Joyce Yang has been captivating audiences all over the world with her lyricism and interpretive sensitivity. The evening also includes Jirí Kylián’s Return to a Strange Land and Nicolo Fonte’s Where We Left Off.

Part of the Eclectic Orange Series, sponsored by Judith and Howard Jelinek.


Where We Left Off (Nicolo Fonte)
GLASS: Mad Rush, Metamorphosis II

Return to a Strange Land (Jirí Kylián)
JANÁCEK: On an Overgrown Path, Sonata “1905,” Diary of One Who Disappeared (excerpts)

New Work (Jorma Elo) 
(world premiere, Philharmonic Society of Orange County co-commission)
SCHUMANN: Carnaval, Op. 9

Part of the Contemporary Dance Series

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Thursday, April 05, 2018 @ 8:00 PM