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Virginia Arts Festival


Virginia Arts Festival




Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 8:00pm



Virginia Arts Festival

The Virginia Arts Festival from March 17 thru June 2, 2013, will present a season with extraordinary arts experiences not only in theaters, concert halls and historic churches, but in city streets and parks. It will be a season of artistic celebrations featuring a performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, presented on the exact day of its 100th anniversary. Dance is a signature element of the Virginia Arts Festival, and this year Britain’s esteemed Birmingham Royal Ballet travels for the only US performances in 2013 with its beguilingly danced production of Coppélia.

Birmingham Royal Ballet
with Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Friday, April 19 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 20 7:30pm
Sunday, April 21 2:30pm
Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Tickets 5 Gold Circle 0, 5, 0
Britain’s famed Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to the Festival with a sumptuously staged, beguilingly danced production of ballet’s classic romantic comedy about a lifeasize doll, jealous lovers, and the merry mayhem that accompanies it all. “Mischievous and vivid...there is fun everywhere (Daily Express, UK).

Keigwin + Company
Sunday, May 12 3pm
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach
Tickets 2, 2, 2
“Astonishing…pure explosive energy” (The New York Times). This electrifying contemporary dance company “captures audiences with wit, a theatrical sensibility, and, mostly, terrific dancing” (New Yorker), grabbing headlines and rave reviews wherever they’ve ventured since the company’s creation in 2003. Sure to be one of the most talkedaabout events of the Festival—order your tickets now!

The Rite of Spring
Richmond Ballet
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Wednesday, May 29 7:30pm
Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Tickets 0 Gold Circle 5, 0, 0
One hundred years ago in Paris, the lights went up on the premiere performance of The Rite of Spring. In Stravinsky’s music and Nijinsky’s choreography, every note, every step cried out for revolution, and fist fights broke out between the staid symphony goers and fans of the avantagarde. Celebrate a masterpiece that changed music and dance forever, in this performance that unites the full Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Ballet. Opening the evening is another
famous Stravinsky ballet, from his influential partnership with George Balanchine, Duo Concertante.

Les Noces
Todd Rosenlieb Dance
Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Musicians
Saturday, May 11 8pm
Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Tickets 0, 0, 0
Igor Stravinsky left an indelible mark on the art of ballet. In this electrifying evening, Norfolk’s acclaimed Todd Rosenlieb Dance performs the groundbreaking Les Noces, Nijinsky’s balletic treatment of a pagan wedding, and Stravinsky’s Octet for Wind Instruments. The Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Musicians performs the thrilling scores live.

Season subscriptions are now on sale, purchase three or more performances and save 10%. Visit www.vafest.org or call 757-282-2822. Single tickets go on sale February 8, 2013.

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