Program 7

Divertimento No. 15
Scotch Symphony
The Four Temperaments

APRIL 12-APRIL 18, 2012

Balanchine Masterworks—60th Anniversary!


Helgi Tomasson pays homage to San Francisco Ballet's 60th year of performing the works of choreographic legend George Balanchine. The program opens with Divertimento No. 15, set to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, followed by the revival of Scotch Symphony, marking the first time this ballet has been performed by the Company in more than 40 years. The program concludes with Balanchine's neoclassical masterpiece The Four Temperaments, a large-scale work for 25 dancers, set to music by Paul Hindemith.

Join SF Ballet and Visiting Scholar Beth Genné, Professor of Dance History and Art History at the University of Michigan, for a full range of events celebrating the life and legacy of George Balanchine. Activities include a lecture at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club prior to the opening night performance of Balanchine Masterworks, a free community lecture about Balanchine’s fascinating life and how he transformed the face of American dance, and a free screening of On Your Toes, the film adaptation of Balanchine’s first Broadway hit.

Tickets still available for our lecture at the Commonwealth Club on Thu, Apr 12. Attendees save 30% on tickets to the opening night performance of Balanchine Masterworks!

Due to popular demand, we’ve added an additional free community lecture on Fri, Apr 13. RSVP required.

Visit our Visiting Scholar page for more details.

Approximate program length: 2 hours, 11 minutes.

Divertimento No. 15
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Choreographer: George Balanchine

Scotch Symphony
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Choreographer: George Balanchine

The Four Temperaments
Composer: Paul Hindemith
Choreographer: George Balanchine

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