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The BRB Sinfonia's annual Evening of Music and Dance is on at Symphony Hall on 26th January 2013. It is always a highlight of the ballet watching year!

 

The tickets are now on sale and some details are on the Symphony Hall website:

 

 

"Birmingham Royal Ballet and its acclaimed orchestra the Royal Ballet Sinfonia return to Symphony Hall for a concert of classical favourites and highlights from the Company’s diverse ballets.

Enjoy a sneak-preview of part of Director David Bintley’s new Aladdin, ahead of its UK premiere in Birmingham in February and Frederick Ashton’s gem, the Thaïs pas de deux, to Jules Massenet’s haunting melody, as well as excerpts from Ashton’s Façade, with its witty score from William Walton.

Orchestral classics include such showstoppers as Antonin Dvořák’s Carnival overture, Walton’s coronation march Orb and Sceptre, and, in what will be his centenary year, Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries.

The evening will be compered by special guest, Deborah Bull, Writer, Presenter and former Creative Director of the Royal Opera House.

 

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Paul Murphy conductor

 

Highlights include:

Davis/Bintley Aladdin (danced)

Massenet/Ashton Thaïs pas de deux (danced)

Walton/Ashton Façade (danced)

Dvořák Carnival

Walton Orb and Sceptre

Wagner Ride of the Valkyries"

 

Here's a link to the website: http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/evening-of-music-and-dance-13?utm_source=BRBHomepage&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=EveningMusicDance

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BRB have issued some casting details for the danced elements of the Evening of Music and Dance:

 

PROGRAMME:

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

Davis/Bintley: Act II pas de deux and 'Lion Dance' from Aladdin (Princess Badr al-Badur: Nao Sakuma, Aladdin: César Morales; Lion Dance: James Barton and Mathias Dingman)

Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow

Walton/Ashton: 'Popular Song,' Foxtrot' and 'Tango' from Façade (Popular Song: Feargus Campbell and Steven Monteith; Foxtrot: Samara Downs, Victoria Marr, Jonathan Payn and Tom Rogers; Tango: Callie Roberts and Rory Mackay)

Fauré/MacMillan: Pavane pas de deux (Delia Mathews and Brandon Lawrence) Dvorák: Carnival Overture

INTERVAL

Elgar: 'Wild Bears' from Wand of Youth suite

Adam/Petipa: Act II Pas de deux from Giselle (Giselle: Jenna Roberts, Albrecht: Iain Mackay)

Jeffes/Bintley: 'The Ecstasy of Dancing Fleas' from 'Still Life' at the PengiunCafé (Students of Elmhurst School for Dance)

Massenet: Méditation from Thaïs

Walton: Orb and Sceptre

Delibes/Bintley: Act III pas de deux from Sylvia (Sylvia: Nao Sakuma; Amynta: Chi Cao)

 

http://www.brb.org.uk/masque/index.htm?act=WhatsOn&urn=25685&tsk=show

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Here's BRB's official press release:

 

Media release: Tuesday 18 December 2012

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S

AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCE

AT SYMPHONY HALL, BIRMINGHAM

 

Presented by former Royal Ballet dancer Deborah Bull

Performance: Saturday 26 January at 7.30pm

Town Hall & Symphony Hall Ticket Office: 0121 780 3333 or visit www.THSH.co.uk

 

For one performance only, Birmingham Royal Ballet and its acclaimed orchestra The Royal Ballet Sinfonia, under Principal Conductor Paul Murphy, return to Birmingham’s Symphony Hall- one of the world’s finest concert halls- for An Evening of Music and Dance on Saturday 26 January 2013 at 7.30pm.

This delightful evening will be presented by Deborah Bull, who has enjoyed a thirty year career in the arts as a dancer with the Royal Ballet, as the author of four books, as Creative Director of the Royal Opera House and, since 1998, as presenter and writer of a wide range of programmes across both television and radio. It will include classical favourites and danced highlights from Birmingham Royal Ballet’s and The Royal Ballet Sinfonia’s diverse repertory as the company and orchestra look ahead to the spring 2013 season.

Under the baton of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Principal Conductor Paul Murphy, The Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Britain's busiest ballet orchestra) will perform music highlights from celebrated composers including Antonin Dvořák’s Carnival overture, Walton’s coronation march Orb and Sceptre, and, in what will be his centenary year, Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries.

Also enjoy a sneak-preview of Director David Bintley’s new Aladdin ahead of its UK premiere at Birmingham Hippodrome in February, and Frederick Ashton’s gem the Thaïs pas de deux to Jules Massenet’s haunting melody, as well as excerpts from Ashton’s Façade with its witty score from William Walton.

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Principal dancers Nao Sakuma, Cesar Morales, Jenna Roberts, Iain Mackay and Chi Cao will be amongst members of the Company performing during the evening.

An Evening of Music and Dance will also feature a guest appearance from students of Elmhurst School for Dance, an Associate School of Birmingham Royal Ballet.

THE ROYAL BALLET SINFONIA

The Royal Ballet Sinfonia is Britain's busiest ballet orchestra, playing for Birmingham Royal Ballet's wide-ranging programme in the UK and abroad. The Sinfonia also plays frequently for The Royal Ballet and many of the world's other leading ballet companies, including regular performances with The Royal Ballet, as well as Paris Opéra Ballet, New York City Ballet, Australian Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Kirov, Norwegian Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and La Scala Ballet.

 

Concert performances at the Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham's Symphony Hall and other major British venues also form a regular part of the Sinfonia's work. The Sinfonia's opera performances include The Royal Opera's acclaimed production of Turandot at Wembley Arena.

 

The Sinfonia's recordings include video soundtracks to Birmingham Royal Ballet's Nutcracker, Coppélia and Hobson's Choice and CDs of English string music, the Sullivan overtures, the film scores of Richard Addinsell, Far from the Madding Crowd and The Ealing Comedies, which won the 1998 Gramophone Award for best film music. The complete score of John McCabe's Edward II was released on CD by Hyperion in 2000, a special double CD, Tribute to Madam (ASV), a recording of the scores of four ballets by Ninette de Valois, was recorded and released in 2001, Tribute to Sir Fred (Sanctuary Classics), a recording of the scores of four ballets by Frederick Ashton to celebrate his centenary, was released in 2004, with a second volume in 2005.

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