Balanchine Masterpieces – Special Offer for Coronado Times readers

26th Anniversary Season Continues with a Tribute to George Balanchine. Program: Apollo, Rubies from Jewels and The Four Temperaments

City Ballet of San Diego, under the direction of Steven and Elizabeth Wistrich, continues its role as the major presenter in Southern California of works by one of the greatest choreographers in dance history, the legendary George Balanchine, with “Balanchine Masterworks 2019” March 8-10, 2019 at Spreckels Theatre.

These historic ballets by George Balanchine will be performed to live music performed by The City Ballet Orchestra with John Nettles conducting: “Apollo” (choreographed in 1928) with music by Igor Stravinsky, “Rubies” from “Jewels” (choreographed in 1967) with music by Igor Stravinsky, and “The Four Temperaments” (choreographed in 1946) with music by Paul Hindemith.

The critically acclaimed City Ballet of San Diego, under the direction of Steven and Elizabeth Wistrich, both former Boston Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet dancers, is known for its commitment to presenting ballets by the legendary George Balanchine. As a company, City Ballet has a strong connection with George Balanchine. Artistic Director Steven Wistrich was coached by “Mr. B” in the 1970s, and the company is one of a few around the country given permission by The George Balanchine Trust to present the master’s works. Former New York City Ballet dancers Eve Lawson and Nilas Martins came to San Diego to stage these ballets for the City Ballet company members to ensure the works are performed the way Mr. B choreographed them.

It is such an honor that the prestigious George Balanchine Trust in New York continues to grant City Ballet permission to perform these wonderful ballets by this great artist. By presenting Balanchine ballets, the legacy of Mr. B continues here in San Diego,” states Artistic Director Steven Wistrich.

Friday, March 8, 8pm
Saturday, March 9, 8pm
Sunday, March 10, 2pm

All performances are at Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown San Diego.

Tickets are $30-$89. Students, Seniors and Military can purchase discounted tickets of $5 off regular price.
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Approximate Run Time: 2 hours, with two 15-minute intermissions
Programming, musical selections, and artists are subject to change without notice.


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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: