| Posted: Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 06:00 am
Alberta Ballet launches season
One of Canadaís top three companies, Alberta Ballet premiers the season with Great Masterpieces of the 20th Century.
Mounted on Sept. 21 and 22 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, each evening showcases an enchanting potpourri of three short, but timeless ballets from the modern era.
They include two George Balanchine choreographies. Divertimento No. 15 in B Flat which has an astonishing purity that captures Mozartís genius in this elegant and mystical homage to the beauty of classical ballet.
And The Four Temperaments adopts legendary composer Paul Hindemithís jagged score to expand the boundaries of a more modern neo-classical ballet.
In the third ballet, Broadway and film legend Twyla Tharpís In the Upper Room features her fierce, athletic style as a counterpoint to Philip Glassí hypnotic score.
Both performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 780-428-6839 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five-time Tony Award winner comes to Edmonton
Rock of Ages, a funny, feel-good love story of a small town girl who meets a big city dreamer on Sunset Strip comes to Edmonton Nov. 6 to 11 at the Jubilee Auditorium.
Told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar and Whitesnake, itís a catalogue of some of the í80s greatest hits.
Presented by Broadway Across Canada, it features 28 classic tunes such as Donít Stop Believing, We Built This City, Final Countdown, Here I Go Again and Canít Fight This Feeliní.
Tickets are available online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Group orders can be purchased toll free at 1-855-985-5000.
The Ozarks visit Northern Bluegrass Circle
Cedar Hill, a band of five accomplished musicians, stay true to their Ozark roots with a special gig at Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park on Saturday, Sept. 22.
With an emblematic sound straight from the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas, this traditional bluegrass is honest, emotive, soulful and heartfelt.
And keep in mind the great pickiní that Cedar Hill is known for.
Frank Ray, the patriarch and mandolin player, is a renowned songwriter having earned several songwriter of the year awards. In 2008, he was also inducted into Americanís Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame.
Showtime starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 from Northern Bluegrass members and $25 for non-members. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by a parent. Visit www.bluegrass.com.