The program features two Stravinsky works: The great Russian fairytale classic, The
Firebird; and Savoyan Nights, a progressive jazz version Stravinsky’s music played live
by the Army’s Jazz Ambassadors. The Firebird is Stravinsky’s most famous work and
tells the story of the noble Prince Ivan as he rescues the beautiful Princess Tsarevna from
the clutches of an evil sorceress with help of a magical bird of fire. Nicole Kelsch stars
as the Firebird, with Lynne Bellinger as the Princess, Corinne Elkins as the sorceress, and
Stephaen Hood as Prince Ivan. Savoyan Nights, choreographed by Artistic Director
Dianna Cuatto, brings to life memories of the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem during the
height of its glory with music from The Rite of Spring arranged by Darryl Brenzel.
Also, on the program is the popular neo-classical work, Italian Symphonette set to
Mendelssohn’s music, and Synchronicity, another brand, new work choreographed by
Dianna Cuatto set to excerpts from New York composer Kevin Keller’s award-winning
album: The Day I Met Myself.
The 40th Grande Season Finale brings passion, romance, classicism, and edgy
contemporary themes together to create an unforgettable finale to a spectacular
Anniversary Year! Come to the final performance on Saturday, April 27 th and celebrate
BTM’s 40 th Anniversary Season Finale with the dancers at a party immediately following
the 7 p.m. performance. Dessert, wine, and snacks are included, and of course, you will
be on hand for a glimpse at BTM’s upcoming season and its vision for the future.
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary Grande Season Finale with BTM’s dynamic, versatile
dancers at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and explore the depth and power of their
performances through the mesmerizing language of classical dance in all its forms. For
information about BTM and show times, go online at www.balletmaryland.org. Or call:
410-263-8289. For tickets: Go online at www.marylandhall.org. or call: 410-280-5640.