Tours en l'air organizes ballet-themed escorted holidays to see the best companies perform great ballets in beautiful places. You can join a trip from anywhere. A highly knowledgeable balletomane who has enjoyed 100s of performances in over 20 cities around the world,I speak English, French, and German, and am a Travel Industry Council of Ontario certified Travel Counsellor. I also teach ballet appreciation courses. Twitter: @thewordlady Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katherine.barber.37
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ballet trip to San Francisco

I have some updates on the February San Francisco trip that I am planning. In view of some other performances that will be on in the Bay Area, I am thinking of making the trip a little longer than originally planned, arriving on Wednesday February 23rd instead of Friday the 25th, still departing on Monday the 28th.
Hot news! The Vienna Philharmonic will be on tour at UC Berkeley that weekend. This is their program:

Program A (Feb 25): Schubert: Symphony No. 2 · Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde · Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin
Program B (Feb 26): Schumann: Symphony No. 2 · Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Program C (Feb 27): Mahler: Symphony No. 6

In addition, the Smuin Ballet will be performing in Mountain View California (about 45 minutes from downtown San Francisco, in the heart of Silicon Valley), a mixed program of two works by Michael Smuin and a new piece by Trey McIntyre, February 23-27.
To summarize, the revised trip would potentially be:

February 23-28, 2011
San Francisco Ballet: Classical Symphony (Possokhov), Nanna's Lied (Tomasson), Artifact Suite (Forsythe)

Theme and Variations (Balanchine), Winter Dreams (MacMillan), another work TBA

Smuin Ballet: Brahms/Haydn, Bluegrass/Slyde (both Smuin), new McIntyre
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra: TBD

Please email toursenlair@gmail.com if you are interested in this trip. If you would like to have a Vienna Philharmonic performance included in the package, please let me know which program you would like (whichever day you pick, you will still be able to see the two different San Francisco Ballet programs, as they alternate days).

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