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BRB's annual Evening of Music and Dance - 17th Feb 2012

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For some years now the annual Evening of Music and Dance at Symphony Hall has been one of my most-looked-forward-to events. This year's evening is on Friday 17th February and the following information has appeared on the Company website:


An Evening of Music and Dance 2012


Join the UK’s leading ballet orchestra, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet, stars of 2010’s BBC Christmas ballet, for a truly memorable evening of beautiful music and stunning dance. Narrated by the Company’s Director, David Bintley and conducted by Music Director, Koen Kessels, the programme includes:


Festival Overture

Dmitri Shostakovich


Checkmate: Dance of the Four Knights, Entry of the Black Queen and Red Knight's Mazurka (Victoria Marr and Iain Mackay with Joseph Caley, William racewell and Benjamin Soerell)

Arthur Bliss


Gold and Silver Waltz

Franz Lehár


Plymouth Hoe (Danced by students of Elmhurst School for Dance)

John Ansell


Daphnis and Chloë Suite No.2 excerpts

Maurice Ravel


The Two Pigeons: pas de deux (Jenna Roberts and Jamie Bond)

André Messager


Samson et Dalila: Baccanale

Camille Saint-Saëns


Far from the Madding Crowd: Bathsheba and Troy (Elisha Willis and Iain Mackay)

Paul Reade


Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo

Giacomo Puccini


Coppélia: Ear of Corn pas de deux (Laëtita Lo Sardo and Joseph Caley with Maureya Lebowitz, Arancha Baselga, Samara Downs, Laura Purkiss, Laura-Jane Gibson and Callie Roberts)

Léo Delibes


Psyche: Eros et Psyche

César Franck


Le Corsaire: pas de deux (Nao Sakuma and Chi Cao)

Riccardo Drigo

Symphony Hall 17 February 2012



David Bintley is hosting the evening for the second year running. He is a wonderful raconteur and made last year's evening very special indeed.



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