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Misa Kuranaga and Angelo Greco rehearse Tomasson's Harmony

PROGRAM 5

PROGRAM 5

THE FIFTH SEASON • HARMONY • MAGRITTOMANIA

THE FIFTH SEASON

Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle when it premiered as “his best ballet yet,” this is a study in contrasts: cool, sophisticated movements coexisting with passionate interludes and minimalistic yet romantic melodies.

HARMONY—WORLD PREMIERE

The world premiere of Helgi Tomasson’s dynamic Harmony, created after SF Ballet’s joyous return to the studios post–shelter-in-place, will be the iconic dancemaker’s final premiere as artistic director and principal choreographer.

MAGRITTOMANIA

Yuri Possokhov’s quirky, imaginative work is inspired by the art of surrealist painter René Magritte, raising the question: Is life something we encounter or create? Bowler hats, oversized green apples, clouds, and other recognizable iconography of Magritte’s work infuse this dreamlike ballet.

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Apr 2–16, 2022

The Fifth Season

Composer: Karl Jenkins

Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

Harmony (World Premiere)

Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau

Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

Magrittomania

Composer: Yuri Krasavin after Ludwig van Beethoven

Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov

Run time: 2:13 with two 20-min intermissions

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San Francisco Ballet in Possokhov's Magrittomania.(© Erik Tomasson)
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The Fifth Season

Scenic and Costume Design: Sandra Woodall
Lighting Design: Michael Mazzola

World Premiere: March 28, 2006—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: String Quartet No. 2 and “Largo” from Palladio, used by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publisher and copyright holder. Costumes constructed by Birgit Pfeffer, Groveland, California. Handpainting by Connie Strayer, Los Altos, California. Scenic construction and painting by San Francisco Ballet Carpentry and Scenic Departments.

The 2006 world premiere of The Fifth Season was made possible by The Herbert Family and the Phyllis C. Wattis Fund of the SF Ballet Endowment Foundation.

Harmony World Premiere

Scenic and Costume Design: Emma Kingsbury
Lighting Design: Jim French

World Premiere: April 2, 2022—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: All music is by Jean-Philippe Rameau from Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin (1727); Les Boréades: Act 4, Scene 4 (1763); Pièces de clavecin en Concerts: Cinquieme concert (1741); Pigmalión: Scene V, 2nd Pantomime (1748). Costumes constructed by Colin Davis Jones Studios, New York, New York. Scenic construction and painting by San Francisco Ballet Carpentry and Scenic Departments.

Magrittomania

Scenic and Costume Design: Thyra Hartshorn
Lighting Design: Kevin Connaughton

World Premiere: March 30, 2000—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

Music: Selections by Ludwig van Beethoven, arranged by Yuri Krasavin: Diabelli Variations, Op. 120 (Variation No. 33); Bagatelle in A minor for Piano, Op. 59 “Fur Elise”; Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 (Mvt. 3); Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10/3; Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 “Emperor” (Mvt. 1); Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 (Mvt. 2); Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica” (Mvt. 4); Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 “Waldstein” (Mvt. 3); Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata” (Mvt.1). Yuri Krasavin: Excerpts from film scores. Costumes constructed by Cincinnati Ballet Costume Shop, Diana Vandergriff, Supervisor. Scenic construction and painting by San Francisco Ballet Carpentry and Scenic Departments. All photographs taken by Thyra Hartshorn, except photograph of GUM in Moscow, Russia, taken by Damian Smith.

The 2000 world premiere of Magrittomania was made possible in part by the Phyllis C. Wattis New Works Fund.