SF BALLET — Opening Night Cast Announced for Program 3, February 24th

sean-martinfield-2-2.jpg
By Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

PROGRAM 3 at San Francisco Ballet opens this Thursday, February 24th at 8:00 PM. The evening is a mixed bill consisting of Yuri Possokhov’s Classical Symphony; Helgi Tomasson’s Nanna’s Lied; and William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite. Emil de Cou will conduct the SF Ballet Orchestra.
Click here to purchase tickets on-line: PROGRAM 3

Click on the photo to view trailer for Classical Symphony:
hansuke-yamamoto-classical-symphony3
HANSUKE YAMAMOTO, Classical Symphony. Photo, Erik Tomasson

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY – taken from Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 The Opening Night cast features Vanessa Zahorian, Gennadi Nedviguin, Frances Chung, Isaac Hernandez, Dores Andre, and Jaime Garcia Castilla.
For Classical Symphony, Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov tapped into reservoirs of emotion and memories of his boyhood at Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Though he described it as “just dance” during rehearsals, this ballet bears a dedication to Peter Pestov, the most beloved and respected of Possokhov’s ballet teachers. Classical Symphony, the choreographer says, is a “dedication to my school, to my teacher, my background.” Created for the 2010 Repertory Season, it was Possokhov’s 11th piece in a lineup of 12 commissions for SF Ballet.*

NANNA’S LIED – with songs by Kurt Weill and Friedrich Hollaender. The Opening Night cast features Sarah Van Patten (Nanna), Anthony Spaulding (Johnny), Val Caniporoli (Jacob Schmidt). Nanna’s Lied is a song of love in varied forms: idealized, self-destructive, passionate, unrequited. For this ballet, which premiered in 1993, San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson chose to depict the unrest and upheaval of 1930s Europe through the life of one young woman. In nine scenes—nine songs—the central character, Nanna, evolves from girl to woman, her passage marked by her betrayal and loss of innocence. *

kurt-and-friedrich1
KURT WEILL and FRIEDRICH HOLLAENDER

ARTIFACT SUITE — Music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Eva Crossman-Hecht, featuring pianist Margot Kazimirska. The Opening Night cast features Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith, Lorena Feijoo, Pascal Molat, and Elana Altman. Originally titled Suite from Artifact, the Scottish Ballet premiered the work in 2004. SF Ballet marked its U.S. Premiere in 2006.

artifact-suite-pascal-molat-and-lorena-feijoo1
PASCAL MOLAT and LORENA FEIJÓO
Photo, Erik Tomasson

William Forsythe’s ARTIFACT SUITE, a shorter version of his 1984 evening-length Artifact, preserves all of the original ballet’s power and striking innovation. Created for the Scottish Ballet in 2004, Artifact Suite made its U.S. premiere at San Francisco Ballet during the 2006 Repertory Season, startling audiences with its unconventional staging and daring exploration of the boundaries of the classical ballet lexicon.*

Six presentations follow the Opening Night performance:
Saturday, 2/26 at 2:00 and 8:00; Tuesday, 3/1 at 8:00; Friday, 3/4 at 8:00; Sunday, 3/6 at 2:00; and Wednesday, 3/9 at 7:30 pm.
Click here to purchase tickets on-line: PROGRAM 3

* Additional program notes, Cheryl A. Ossola

» Don’t miss a thing. Get Sentinel breaking news alerts delivered to your inbox.

See related material:
Seán Martinfield YouTube with Janet Roitz – ‘Marked Woman’ (1937) and the song that gave it pizzazz – ‘My Silver Dollar Man’
“Would You Like A Souvenir?” – Sean Martinfield and Janet Roitz explore a song from Film Noir classic NORA PRENTISS (1947)
MARNIE BRECKENRIDGE – An Interview with “La Princesse” of Philip Glass’ Orphée
AVENUE Q – A Totally Fabulous Place To Be
SCHWABACHER DEBUT RECITALS – Begins February 20th at Temple Emanu-El
CONSTANTINE MAROULIS – Comes to the Curran Theatre in “Rock of Ages”
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT – Best Picture Nominee Cast Donates To On-line Charity Auction
DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY – This Sunday at Davies Symphony Hall
MARC HUESTIS PRESENTS – Lesley Ann Warren, Valentine’s Day At The Castro Theatre
EDITORIAL – A confession about ballerina Lorena Feijóo
PULP FASHION: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave at the Legion of Honor
YURI POSSOKHOV’S RAkU — Stunning World Premiere At San Francisco Ballet
CLYBOURNE PARK – A Bright Debut for Director Jonathan Moscone at A.C.T.
THE RITE – Right into the trash
NOIR CITY 9 — Festival closes today at the Castro Theatre
“NUREMBURG: It’s Lesson For Today” – Rare Documentary Restored
COMPANY C CONTEMPORARY BALLET – Opens 9th Season
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA – Opens September 9th with with Iréne Theorin as “Turandot”
PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI – Thrillpeddlers Extends Hit Show Through April 9th
BUDRUS – A Documentary on uniting Palestinians and Israelis
LANG LANG – Tonight At Davies Symphony Hall
VOICES OF MUSIC – In Concert, “Concerto Barocco”, January 28th–30th
AVNER DORMAN, Composer – SF Symphony Presents World Premiere of “Uriah: The Man the King Wanted Dead”
CAMERON CARPENTER – Organist signs with CAMI Music and Konzertdirektion Schmid
THE ELIXIR OF LOVE FOR FAMILIES (The Movie) – Free Screenings At The Herbst
BEETHOVEN – A Two-Week Gig At San Francisco Symphony
ASIAN ART MUSEUM – Proposed financial agreement provides long term stable financing
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ – Yoshi’s SF presents Tony Award-winning Broadway musical
PIANIST HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD – This Week with the SF Symphony
FILM NOIR FESTIVAL – At the Castro Theatre, 1/21–30
THE PALACE OF FINE ARTS – Opening Celebration, January 14th
WOMEN ON THE WAY FESTIVAL – “The Dark Season”
JENNIFER EWING: Artist-in-Residence, at the de Young Museum
THIS WEEK IN THEATRE – Dirty Little Showtunes, Shrek, The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, and Lisa Vroman
GISELLE – Opens SF Ballet’s 78th Season, 1/29/11
A Conversation with Elza van den Heever
Greg Weber – Appointed Director of Production by SF Opera
A.C.T.’S RENÉ AUGESEN – to Participate in Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program
THE BLACK SWAN – Don’t Save The Drippings
HEART OF A SOLDIER – SF Opera Commissions New Work
ARTHUR SZYK: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations
SF SYMPHONY – Announces 2011/12 Centennial Celebration
I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS – What were they smoking?
SHREK THE MUSICAL – Ogres and Freaks and Spells, “Oh, my!”
CD: MAHLER’S “Songs With Orchestra” – SF Symphony Completes Mahler Recording Project
SHREK THE MUSICAL – Opens 12/1 at the Orpheum Theatre
GENIUS WITHIN: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
KARITA MATTILA – “Viva To The Diva!”
CLUB FOOT ORCHESTRA – A Conversation with Richard Marriot
TIMOTHY SEELIG – Takes His Baton To SF Gay Men’s Chorus
RECLAIMED: Paintings From The Collection of Jacques Goudstikker
WEST SIDE STORY – Most of it, anyway
DR JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1920) – Spend Halloween Night At Davies Symphony Hall
JAPANESQUE – At the Legion of Honor, Japanese Prints in the Era of Impressionism
BEYOND GOLDEN CLOUDS – At the Asian Art Museum
SCHEHERAZADE – A Spectacular Opening Night for Alonzo King Lines Ballet
FLEET WEEK – Souvenirs From the Party At Pier 39
MADAMA BUTTERFLY – A Beautiful Ensemble At San Francisco Opera
Dr. ELISA STEPHENS – My Visit with the President
TALES OF THE CITY – Casting for A.C.T. Workshop Announced
PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA – 30th Anniversary Gala, 9/24
TENOR RAMÓN VARGAS – A Worthy “Werther” At San Francisco Opera
AÏDA – Spectacular Opening Night At San Francisco Opera
OPENING NIGHT AT SF SYMPHONY – A Mixed Bag
CUBAN BALLET – An Interview with Octavio Roca
A Look At “Giselle” with Ballerina Lorena Feijóo
DREAMGIRLS – High Gloss and Not Much Soul
DOLORA ZAJICK – Internationally Acclaimed Mezzo To Receive Merola Distinguished Alumni Award
NORMA TALMADGE & GILBERT ROLAND – “A Woman Disputed” At The Castro Theatre
JULIAN COX – Appointed Chief Curator of the de Young Museum and Founding Curator of Photography
BACH & FRIENDS – West Coast Premiere At The Kabuki, 7/14
FROM BEGINNING TO END – At the Castro Theatre, FRAMELINE34
DEBORAH VOIGT – A Captivating “Fanciulla del West”
JEANETTE MacDONALD – Hollywood Diva Remembered at the War Memorial Opera House
SABINA ALLEMANN – Former SF Ballet Ballerina Returns In A.C.T.’s “The Tosca Project
CD/DVD Release: CAMERON LIVE! – Organist Cameron Carpenter
THE RUFFATTI ORGAN & CAMERON CARPENTER at DAVIES HALL
AMANDA McBROOM – A rose for new CD, “CHANSON”
CAMERON CARPENTER – Stellar Organist Returns to San Francisco May 2nd
THE LITTLE MERMAID – “This Girl’s Got Everything!”
PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI – An Interview with Russell Blackwood
PIANIST MISHA DICHTER – A Conversation
ZUILL BAILEY – A Conversation
DAVID PERRY – On the “Dos and Don’ts of Social Media”
CAMINOS FLAMENCOS – A Conversation with Yaelisa
A CONVERSATION WITH LUCIE ARNAZ
JANE MONHEIT – At The Empire Ballroom
CAMERON CARPENTER – Up Close and Very Personal
RUBÉN MARTIN CINTAS – Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet
CHRISTINE ANDREAS – A Conversation with Beautiful Broadway and Cabaret Star
CD Review – REVOLUTIONARY, Cameron Carpenter, Organist
seans-new-photo
Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Seán Martinfield, who also serves as Fine Arts Critic, is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: sean.martinfield@comcast.net.

» Don’t miss a thing. Get Sentinel breaking news alerts delivered to your inbox

SENTINEL FOUNDER PAT MURPHY
pat-murphy-wood-wall-nov-101
Photo By Luke Thomas FogCityJournal.com


Telephone: 415-846-2475
Email: SanFranciscoSentinel@yahoo.com

fidf

Comments are closed.