California’s Santa Barbara Symphony will join forces with the State Street Ballet for the first time when it performs Copland’s Appalachian Spring on January 22 and 23 at the Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara. The Copland work, originally choreographed in 1944 by onetime Santa Barbara resident Martha Graham, will feature new choreography by William Soleau. “Our Appalachian Spring ballet will feature a wonderful spring wedding that embodies the frontier spirit and values of America which are so beautifully represented in this masterpiece,” said Soleau in a statement. The program on January 22 and 23 also includes Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5. State Street Ballet was founded in 1994 and is based in Santa Barbara.
Posted January 20, 2011