Colorado Ballet Closes 2014-2015 Season with PETER AND THE WOLF This Weekend

Colorado Ballet will close its 2014-2015 season with the children's classic, Peter and the Wolf, this weekend, March 27-29, 2015 at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will open with a special performance of Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1.

Peter and the Wolf is choreographed by Michael Smuin and includes a musical score by Sergei Prokofiev. Smuin was an Emmy, Drama Desk and Tony Award winner for outstanding achievements in choreography and best direction of a musical.

"This irresistible family adventure with Prokofiev's familiar music, vibrant costumes and lively dancing demonstrates true bravery and imagination," said Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director. "With the help of his animal friends, clever young Peter captures a menacing wolf and becomes the hero of his village."

Peter and the Wolf will also feature live narration of the story.

The opening ballet, Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 is choreographed by Clark Tippet and features music by Max Bruch. Colorado Ballet first performed the Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in 2007.

"The Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 is the perfect short ballet to open the production," said Boggs. "This is the perfect production for the entire family because it is whimsical, beautiful and the musical selections by themselves are outstanding. Shows are already filling up, so I encourage patrons to purchase tickets early before we sell out."

Performance Dates and Times:

Friday, March 27, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 2 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $155. To purchase tickets, visit www.ColoradoBallet.org or call 303-837-8888 ext. 2.

About Colorado Ballet

Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 54 years of presenting world-class classical ballet and superior dance in Denver. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet presents more than 50 performances annually. Colorado Ballet enhances the cultural life of Colorado through performances of the professional company, training at the Academy, and Education & Outreach programs. Visitwww.coloradoballet.org.

Photo Credit: Kevin Gaël Thomas and Joshua Allenback by Allen Birnbach

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