Program 4

Scotch Symphony
Within the Golden Hour
From Foreign Lands

MARCH 1-MARCH 9, 2013

SF Ballet is pleased to present From Foreign Lands, a world premiere by Alexei Ratmansky, artist-in-residence at American Ballet Theatre and former director of the Bolshoi Ballet. His second work for San Francisco Ballet (his first was Carnival of the Animals in 2003) Ratmansky is one of the ballet world’s most sought-after choreographers. Program Four also includes Christopher Wheeldon’s stunning Within the Golden Hour, first performed during the 2008 New Works Festival, and hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as, “one of Wheeldon’s best works and one of the Company’s finest hours.” The program begins with George Balanchine’s jubilant masterpiece, Scotch Symphony.

Approximate running time for Program 4 is: 2 hours and 6 minutes


Casting announced!

Performance dates:

Fri 1, 8pm
Sun 3, 2pm
Tue 5, 8pm
Wed 6, 7:30pm
Thu 7, 8pm
Sat 9 2pm/8pm

The 2008 world premiere of Within the Golden Hour was made possible  by 75th Anniversary Sponsor the Stephen and Margaret Gill Family Foundation.

Scotch Symphony
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Choreographer: George Balanchine

Within the Golden Hour
Composer: Ezio Bosso
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

From Foreign Lands
World Premiere by Alexei Ratmansky
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky

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