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Burlington Civic Music to welcome national ballet company’s production of ‘Don Quixote’

Dec 21, 2016

Burlington Civic Music will begin the New Year with the Russian National Ballet Theatre and their production of “Don Quixote.”

The performance is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Burlington Memorial Auditorium, located at 200 Front St.

The Burlington Civic Music Endowment Foundation is sponsoring this performance.

The company’s production brings to life the tale of Don Quixote and his sidekick squire, Sancho Panza. Don Quixote's mission in the 1600s is to revive chivalry and undo the world’s injustices. The themes of love, war, honor and deception follow his misguided adventures.

Built around the score by Russian composer Minkus with choreography by Petipa, the Russian National Ballet Theatre returns to Memorial Auditorium’s stage to showcase the technical mastery of their Bolshoi training.

Before the evening performance, a soloist with the company, Elena Khorsheva, will conduct an afternoon master class for area students at Cheryl's School of Dance, in Burlington.

Each season, several of Burlington Civic Music’s performing artists provide student concerts and master classes and clinics in specific skill areas, such as string, brass and dance. Besides the ballet master class, Civic Music’s 2016-2017 student education series featured a student concert and brass clinic by Presidio Brass in September, and a student concert by the Chicago Harp Quartet is scheduled Thursday afternoon, March 30, 2017, at Memorial Auditorium.

Tickets may be bought through Burlington Civic Music by calling 319-752-0336, or at the Port of Burlington Welcome Center every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets will also will be available at Memorial Auditorium the night of the show.

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