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The cast of Clark Tippet's Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1. Photo by Robert Shomler.
This mixed repertory program features the Company Premiere of Les Rendezvous, one of Sir Frederick Ashton's signature works. Set to music from the opera L'Enfant prodigue by Daniel Francois Esprit Auber, this suite of light-hearted dances for young people in a park was the first major ballet created by Ashton for the Vic-Wells Company in London. The exotic Méditation from Thaïs set to Jules Massenet's "Méditation" illuminates another part of the Ashton heritage. Rounding out the program are encore performances of Clear from choreographer Stanton Welch with music by Johann Sebastian Bach, and Clark Tippet's Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 set to the famous violin concerto by Max Bruch.
Program 2: (March 22-24, 2013) Mixed Repertory

Les Rendezvous (Company Premiere)
Choreography: Sir Frederick Ashton
Music: Daniel Francois Esprit Auber (L'Enfant prodigue)

Méditation from Thaïs
Choreography: Sir Frederick Ashton
Music: Jules Massenet ("Méditation" from Thaïs)

Choreography: Stanton Welch
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach (Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor and the first and second movements from the Violin Concerto in G minor)

Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 (Encore Performance)
Choreography: Clark Tippet
Music: Max Bruch

Rachel Lee, violinist and solo guest artist ("Meditation from Thaïs", "Clear", and "Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1")

Pamela Hakl, oboist and soloist ("Les Rendezvous" and "Clear")

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

Programming Subject To Change
Friday, March 22 at 8 pm
*Saturday, March 23 at 1:30 pm
Saturday, March 23 at 8 pm
Sunday, March 24 at 1:30 pm

Single tickets $30-105
*Special Reduced-Price Family Matinee: $21-75
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"[Les Rendezvous] embodies the refinement and wit that are so typically Ashton."
Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times

"Ashton's Thaïs, with its veiled ballerina and its sense of erotic visitation, illustrates his powerful gift for theatrical atmosphere and dance sensuousness."
Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

"I can just watch [Clear] again and again and again and get so lost in its beauty."
Tonya Plank, Dance Blogger

"[Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1] is a balletomaneís feast...It delights in exploring and celebrating two of the ballet artís main attractions: the pas de deux and the dancerís ability to defy gravity."
Rita Felciano, Mercury News

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