Rhapsody in Blue/December Songs

Lilyan Vigo, photo by Tim Lytvinenko

Rhapsody in Blue/
December Songs

Featuring Lauren Kennedy and the music of Maury Yeston and George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue/December Songs

February 07, 2013 - February 24, 2013

With a nod to Broadway past and present, Carolina Ballet presents a romantic evening to music of George Gershwin and Maury Yeston. Dancer Zalman Raffael choreographed an elegant ballet to Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue (considered one of the most popular of all American concert works) in January 2012, and presented it to an intimate studio audience. This production of the ballet will be its stage premiere. It will be paired with Lynne Taylor Corbett's December Songs featuring Broadway star and Raleigh native Lauren Kennedy singing the moving lyrics live on stage with the dancers. Maury Yeston's song cycle of love songs was commissioned for and premiered at the 100th anniversary of Carnegie Hall in 1991. Also on the program will by Lynne Taylor-Corbett's Code of Silence.

 

 

"Carolina Ballet’s current program, featuring works by three choreographers, may be its best mixed-bill ever. It balances light and dark, lyric and dramatic, emerging talent and established masters."

-News & Observer
Read Rhapsody's review here

Rhapsody in Blue/December Songs Performance Dates & times

Day Time Location Castings* Get Tickets
February 7 Thursday 8:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 7 Thursday 7:30PM Pre-performance discussion Download More Information
February 8 Friday 8:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 9 Saturday 2:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 9 Saturday 8:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 10 Sunday 2:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 16 Saturday 2:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 16 Saturday 8:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 17 Sunday 2:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater Download By Phone or in person Online
February 23 Saturday 2:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater By Phone or in person Online
February 23 Saturday 8:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater By Phone or in person Online
February 24 Sunday 2:00PM Fletcher Opera Theater By Phone or in person Online

*Casting will be posted the week of the performance