Spring Home Season

April 3-12, 2015

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater

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The Spring Home Season features a world premiere ballet set to an original composition by natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford. Krause has spent over forty years travelling the globe with microphones tuned to the earth and its creatures. Today, his archive holds more than 4,500 hours of field recordings in which 15,000 species can be heard in their natural habitat. His recordings immortalize not individual animals, but entire ecosystems – what Krause terms biophony, a habitat’s collective sonic imprint. Krause revealed biophony as a chorus, collectively orchestrated and delicately tuned. Together with composer Richard Blackford and choreographer Alonzo King, this orchestra forms the heart of the ballet.

The Spring Season also sees the return of Concerto for Two Violins, choreographed to Bach’s concerto in D Minor and performed live by the Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players. A sleek and sharp salute to ballet’s past, Concerto for Two Violins marks the continued evolution of neoclassicism.

PERFORMANCES

Fri, Apr 3, 8pm
Sat, Apr 4, 8pm
Sun, Apr 5, 5pm
Wed, Apr 8, 7:30pm – Post performance talk with Alonzo King
Thu, Apr 9, 7:30pm – Post performance talk with Alonzo King
Fri, Apr 10, 8pm
Sat, Apr 11, 7pm – Special Gala performance
Sun, Apr 12, 5pm

EVENTS

Sat Apr 11 | Spring Gala
This spectacular evening features Alonzo King’s newest collaboration with natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford, as well as an exclusive performance by Honorary Chair Lisa Fischer.

Wed Apr 8 | Post-Performance Talk with Alonzo King
After the performance, join us in the theater orchestra for Q&A with Alonzo King. This event is open to all ticket holders.

Thu Apr 9 | Post-Performance Talk with Alonzo King
After the performance, join us in the theater orchestra for Q&A with Alonzo King. This event is open to all ticket holders.

TICKETS

IN PERSON:
YBCA Box Office
701 Mission Street at Third
(no service fee for in person orders)

Sun, Tue & Wed: noon–6 pm
Thu–Sat: noon–8 pm
First Tuesdays of the month: noon–8 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays.

BY PHONE:
415.978.2787

ON LINE

General Admission: $30, $40, $55, $65
Ticket prices guaranteed through April 3. Purchase early for best value.
Student: $20 – April 3 and 8 performances only. ID required
Groups: 20% discount for 10 or more tickets (discount does not apply to gala performance). Call 415.978.2787

The world premiere collaboration was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This project was also made possible by a grant from The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund and supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

This collaboration and its world premiere are supported by the Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund.