Miami City Ballet 26th Anniversary Gala and The Cleveland Orchestra World Premiere 3/1/12

Miami City Ballet 26th Anniversary Gala and The Cleveland Orchestra World Premiere
Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Adrienne Arsht Center, Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami City Ballet Celebrates Its 26th Anniversary Gala With Three Artistic Sensations: Miami City Ballet in collaboration with The Cleveland Orchestra presents the World Premiere of Symphonic Dances by Alexei Ratmansky

Three of the world’s biggest artistic sensations come together for one spectacular evening when Miami City Ballet, Florida’s Internationally Acclaimed Company; Edward Villella, Founding Artistic Director, in collaboration with the highly esteemed The Cleveland Orchestra; Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director presents the World Premiere of SYMPHONIC DANCES, by world-renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky with music by Sergei Rachmaninoff; Tito Muňoz, Conductor. The evening’s program also features Carnival Overture, music by Antonin Dvořák, and La Valse, choreography by George Balanchine; music by Maurice Ravel.

This historic one night only event brings together two of the world’s most acclaimed companies in dance and music, and the most talented and sought-after choreographer working today, in celebration of Miami City Ballet’s 26 years of artistic excellence. It will be an unforgettable tour de force, showcasing the artistic strengths of Alexei Ratmansky, Miami City Ballet’s dancers and The Cleveland Orchestra’s musicians – artists who are at the heights of their careers.

Gala tickets are $1000 each, which includes prime orchestra seating followed by a celebration dinner dance on the stage of the Ziff Ballet Opera House. Tickets can be purchased by calling Rebecca Interian at (305) 929-7000, ext. 1408 or email Proceeds from the gala will support the future artistic endeavors of Miami City Ballet. Tickets to the performance only range in price from $25 to $170 and are on sale at or by calling (305) 929-7010 or toll-free (877) 929-7010.

The evening is hosted by Grand Honorary Chairmen, Harriet and Henry Pownall, lead underwriters for Symphonic Dances. Members of the gala committee, who have been steadfast in their efforts to make this 26th anniversary gala a success, include Gala Chairmen Margaret Eidson and Bobi Eroncig and the Gala Host Committee: MCB Founder Toby Lerner Ansin, Ana and Robert T. Barlick, Jr., Margarita and Armando Codina, Douglas Cramer, Margaret and Mike Eidson & Colson Hicks Eidson, Bobi and Jim Eroncig, Dr. Kira and Neil Flanzraich, Adrienne Fleur bon Haes and Marvin Ross Friedman, Darla and John Karlton, Jan R. and Dan Lewis, Beth P. and Jay W. Lotspeich, Claudia and Steve Perles, Shutts and Bowen, LLP and Diana S.C. Zeydel.

Miami City Ballet thanks the following Gala sponsors for their support: Harriet and Henry Pownall, Knight Foundation, Bacardi U.S.A., Jenny’s Flowers, Inc. and Selecta Magazine.

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