SF BALLET – Program 6 Opens Friday Night, April 3rd

Casting announced for performances through Sunday matinee, April 5th

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By Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

This Friday evening San Francisco Ballet presents PROGRAM 6, consisting of three separate ballets. Seven performances are scheduled through Thursday, April 9th. The first dance, STRAVINSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO, was choreographed by George Balanchine in 1972. New York City Ballet premiered the work in conjunction with the Stravinsky Festival. SF Ballet presented it in March 1995. The work is staged by Bart Cook and Maria Calegari. The music is Stravinsky’s Concerto in D for violin and orchestra.

Christopher Wheeldon's WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR. Photo, Erik Tomasson

Christopher Wheeldon's WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR. Photo, Erik Tomasson

The second dance, WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR, is choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. The Music is by Ezio Bosso and Antonio Vivaldi. From Bosso we hear The sky seen from the moon; Le Notti; and Of the Thunders; Dance of the tree; Worried; and African skies. From Vivaldi comes the “Andante” from Violin Concerto in B-flat major, RV 583. San Francisco Ballet presented the World Premiere in April 2008.

WEST SIDE STORY SUITE returns after an extremely successful presentation in 2008 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s Broadway musical. The Suite includes Dance at the Gym, Cool, America, and Somewhere. The choreography by Jerome Robbins with Peter Gennaro was first presented by New York City Ballet in 1995. It is staged by Jean-Pierre Frohlich and Jenifer Ringer. Costume designs are by Irene Sharaff. Scenic designs are by Oliver Smith with lighting by Jennifer Tipton.

PROGRAM 6 is scheduled for Friday, 4/03 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, 4/04 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; Sunday, 4/05, at 2:00 PM; Tuesday, 4/07, 8:00 PM; Wednesday, 4/08, at 7:30 PM; and Thursday, 4/09, at 8:00 PM.
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SAN FRANCISCO BALLET – West Side Story Suite. Photo, Erik Tomasson

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET – West Side Story Suite. Photo, Erik Tomasson

CASTING: FRIDAY, April 3rd, 8:00 pm
STRAVINSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO
Conductor: David Briskin
Violin: Roy Malan
Aria I: Sofiane Sylve, Pierre-Francois Vilanoba
Aria II: Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith

WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR
Conductor: David Briskin
Violin: Roy Malan
Viola: Paul Ehrlich
Katita Waldo, Brett Bauer, Maria Kochetkova, Joan Boada, Sarah Van Patten, and Pierre-Francois Vilanoba.

WEST SIDE STORY SUITE
Riff: Damian Smith
Tony: Rory Hohenstein
Bernardo: Ruben Martin
Anita: Shannon Roberts
Maria: Dores Andre
Rosalia: Nicole Grand
Graziela: Pauli Magierek

CASTING: Saturday, April 4th, 2:00 pm
STRAVINSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO
Conductor: David Briskin
Violin: Roy Malan
Aria I: Elana Altman, Tiit Helimets
Aria II: Katita Waldo, Ruben Martin

WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR
Conductor: David Briskin
Violin: Roy Malan
Viola: Paul Ehrlich
Elizabeth Miner, Pascal Molat, Maria Kochetkova, Joan Boada, Dana Genshaft, and Mateo Klemmayer.

MARIA KOCHETKOVA and JOAN BOADA.  Photos, David Allen

MARIA KOCHETKOVA and JOAN BOADA. Photos, David Allen

WEST SIDE STORY SUITE
Conductor: David Briskin
Riff: Rory Hohenstein
Tony: Garen Scribner
Bernardo: Pierre-Francois Vilanoba
Anita: Katita Waldo
Maria: Ludmila Campos
Rosalia: Dana Genshaft
Graziela: Pauli Magierek

CASTING: Saturday, April 4th, 8:00 pm
STRAVINSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO
Conductor: David Briskin
Violin: Roy Malan
Aria I: Sarah Van Patten, Ivan Popov
Aria II: Vanessa Zahorian, Davit Karapetyan

WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR
Conductor: David Briskin
Violin: Roy Malan
Viola: Paul Ehrlich
Katita Waldo, Damian Smith, Tina LeBlanc, Nicolas Blanc, Sarah Van Patten, and Pierre-Francois Vilanoba.

WEST SIDE STORY SUITE
Conductor: David Briskin
Riff: Damian Smith
Tony: Rory Hohenstein
Bernardo: Ruben Martin
Anita: Shannon Roberts
Maria: Dores Andre
Rosalia: Nicole Grand
Graziela: Pauli Magierek

PASCAL MOLAT and KATITA WALDO. Photos by David Allen

PASCAL MOLAT and KATITA WALDO. Photos by David Allen

CASTING: Sunday, April 5th, 2:00 pm
STRAVINSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO
Violin: Roy Malan
Aria I: Sofiane Sylve, Pierre-Francois Vilanoba
Aria II: Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith

WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR
Conductor: David Briskin
Violin: Roy Malan
Viola: Paul Ehrlich
Elizabeth Miner, Pascal Molat, Tina LeBlanc, Nicolas Blanc, Dana Genshaft, and Mateo Klemmayer.

WEST SIDE STORY SUITE
Riff: Damian Smith
Tony: Rory Hohenstein
Bernardo: Davit Karapetyan
Anita: Lorena Feijóo
Maria: Dores Andre
Rosalia: Danielle Santos
Graziela: Julianne Kepley

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