The collaboration between Stravinsky and Balanchine was a landmark of 20th-century music and dance. This program brings together three ballets that have been called the “Greek Trilogy.” Apollo
expresses the Greek myth through pure neoclassicism. Orpheus
dramatizes the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice with an elemental simplicity and power. And while Agon
, which Balanchine once called “the quintessential contemporary ballet,” eschews plot entirely, its title comes from the classical Greek word for “struggle.”
This performance also includes a See the Music segment, which turns the spotlight on the orchestra pit. The conductor or music director will discuss the score for Orpheus through an orchestra demonstration before the ballet is performed.
Running time: 2 hrs. 9 min.