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Based on an episode from Miguel de Cervantes' famous novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha, the story follows its title hero, a middle-aged country gentleman absorbed with tales of chivalry, who sets out to defend virtue and punish those who violate the code of honor. With his servant Sancho Panza as his armor-bearer, he travels to Barcelona, only to mistake Kitri, an innkeeper's daughter who is in love with a barber, for his dream-lover Dulcinea. A dance-packed feast of comedy, drama, romance, intrigue, betrayal and fantasy, Minkus' rousing score endows each scene with rich atmosphere.
Program 1: (Feb 15-17, 2013)

Don Quixote (Company Premiere)
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: After Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Staged by: Wes Chapman

George Daugherty, Music Director and Conductor, conducting SYMPHONY SILICON VALLEY

Programming Subject To Change
Friday, February 15 at 8 pm
*Saturday, February 16 at 1:30 pm
Saturday, February 16 at 8 pm
Sunday, February 17 at 1:30 pm

Radio Spot for Don Quixote. (30 sec)

Single tickets $30-105
*Special Reduced-Price Family Matinee: $21-75
Subscriptions Now on sale: $57-267
Box Office: 408.288.2800

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd. downtown San Jose
"…a must-see for anyone who enjoys the ballet. Don Quixote is a fiery tale of love, adventure and loss, sure to excite the senses…[and it] closes with one of the most popular pas de deux in dance history…the grand pas for lead characters Kitri and Basilio."
Treva Bendinghaus,

The Nutcracker        The Nutcracker : Karen Gabay

Program 1        Don Quixote : After Marius Petipa and
               Alexander Gorsky

Program 2        Les Rendezvous : Sir Frederick Ashton
       Méditation from Thaïs : Sir Frederick Ashton
       Clear : Stanton Welch
       Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 : Clark Tippet

Program 3        Duets : Merce Cunningham
       Glow-Stop : Jorma Elo
       Eighty One : Jessica Lang