• Date: Jun 9 - Jun 14, 2023
  • Venue: Heinz Hall

Choreography: Susan Jaffe | Music: Maurice Ravel

Dance meets music in an innovative way on this program, featuring the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Susan Jaffe’s choreography beautifully complements the classic, rhythmic tale of Ravel’s Boléro, resulting in the interweaving of dancers and melodies throughout the orchestra for an awe-inspiring interpretation.

Described as a pianist “like no other pianist” (The New Yorker), Igor Levit returns to Pittsburgh with Gershwin’s jazzy Piano Concerto, a work evoking the “young enthusiastic spirit of American life,” as described by Gershwin himself. Then two world premieres top off this already stunning program, including a new orchestral suite arrangement of Strauss’s opera, Salome, by Pittsburgh’s very own Music Director Manfred Honeck.

Artists of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre | Photo: Kelly Perkovich