Tuesday, April 8, 2014


A Russian Serenade

WHEN: April 9 at 5 PM; April 10 at 7 PM
Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral Street, Baltimore
www.bsfa.org for more information and to buy tickets!

A Russian Serenade is BSA's 2nd annual all-arts festival also featuring BSA actors in Chekhov's Three Sisters (April 8-11), the BSA chorus and orchestra performing works by Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich, and a free academic and visual arts exhibition on Russian history.


The Ballet That Changed Everything*

Considered a milestone in the history of dance, Serenade was created by George Balanchine, regarded as the foremost contemporary choreographer in the world of ballet. Deborah Wingert, a prize-winning choreographer and one of a small group of artists selected by the Balanchine Trust to set Balanchine's work, has served as Repetiteur for BSA's production. The ballet is set to Tchaikovsky's joyous yet melancholy Serenade for Strings in C which the composer himself called his "favorite child" and as written "from the heart." BSA's musicians are conducted by BSA alum Andrew Grams, one of America's most promising and talented young conductors.  Join us to see our talented students play and dance this incredible ballet, Balanchine's first work to be created in America.

*To read "The Ballet That Changed Everything," dancer Toni Bentley's essay in the Wall Street Journal, click here.

"Serenade is like an ocean. It seems to stretch beyond the horizons of the stage."—- Jenifer Ringer, NYC Ballet prima ballerina