VIDEO: First Look at Episode 4 of the National Ballet of Canada's PINOCCHIO
Pinocchio is onstage until March 24 only at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
Episode 4 takes you inside the music of Pinocchio. This new work features an original score by renowned British composer Paul Englishby that melds both classical and jazz themes. Mr. Englishby and Music Director and Principal Conductor David Briskin discuss how the score tells the story of Pinocchio in Will Tuckett's new production.
Check it out below!
A co-production of The National Ballet of Canada and Texas Ballet Theater.
The National Ballet of Canada dedicates the 2016/17 Season to Sandra and Jim Pitblado in gratitude for their ongoing leadership, extraordinary generosity and enduring friendship.
Lead philanthropic support for Pinocchio is provided by the Walter Carsen New Creations Fund, with additional support from an anonymous friend of the National Ballet, Tim & Frances Price, The Volunteer Committee of The National Ballet of Canada and The Producers' Circle.
The Producers' Circle: Gail & Mark Appel, John & Claudine Bailey, Inger Bartlett & Marshal Stearns, David W. Binet, Susanne Boyce & Brendan Mullen, Gail Drummond & Bob Dorrance, The Thor E. and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, Kevin & Roger Garland, Emmanuelle Gattuso and Allan Slaight, The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation, Rosamond Ivey, Hal Jackman Foundation, Anna McCowan-Johnson & Donald K. Johnson, O.C., Judy Korthals & Peter Irwin, Judith & Robert Lawrie, Mona & Harvey Levenstein, Joan & Jerry Lozinski, The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C., Julie Medland, Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Lynda & Jonas Prince, Susan Scace & Arthur Scace, C.M., Q.C., Gerald Sheff & Shanitha Kachan, Sandra Simpson and Noreen Taylor, C.M. & David Staines, C.M., O.Ont.
Music Circle & Orchestra: John & Claudine Bailey, Nani & Austin Beutel, David W. Binet, Peter & Eleanor Daniels, Jeanie Davis The Thor E. and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation, Maxine Granovsky Gluskin & Ira Gluskin, Mary & Graham Hallward, The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation, William & Ruth Herridge, John B. Lawson, C.M., Q.C., The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C., The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation, Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Gretchen Ross & Donald Ross, O.C., Noreen Taylor, C.M. & David Staines, C.M., O.Ont., Estate of James D. Stewart, The Mary-Margaret Webb Foundation (Rehearsal Pianists) With thanks to the TD Bank Group Orchestra Fund.
The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada - Department of Canadian Heritage, through the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages; and the Government of Ontario through The Honourable Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Performance Sponsors: Deloitte (March 15) and The Globe and Mail (March 19).