"It's going to be really interesting," says Jillian Crandall, director of marketing and public relations for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. "The ballet style from Lemon Sponge Cake is obviously contemporary, not storybook ballet. It's a high-class, New-York style event, if you will."
She's talking about the BPO's latest foray into marrying visual art with music: Choreographic Fusion. Tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus, the orchestra will open Fusion with Glass's Company for String Orchestra, followed by Pärt's Fratres for String Orchestra & Percussion and Lamentate and this is where the Lemon Sponge Cake dancers, showing off Robert Sher-Machherndl's choreography, will share the BPO's thunder. The evening will close with Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. Tickets are $10 to $75; visit www.boulderphil.org to purchase tickets and call 303-449-1343 for information. And mark your calendar for the next Fusion event: On April 24, Shakespearean Fusion will feature the St. Martin Chamber Choir and actors from the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
Sat., March 22, 2008