Ben Folds with Nashville Ballet | April 26-28
Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)
Fri, Apr 26 8:00 pm
Highlighting innovation and artistry, this season’s Modern Masters series showcases choreographers that have challenged the bounds of the art form through big ideas and intriguing collaborations. The Ben Folds Project makes its triumphant homecoming after Nashville Ballet’s critically acclaimed Kennedy Center debut in 2017. George Balanchine’s Duo Concertant delivers a rare look at the breadth of the father of American ballet’s magnificent repertory, while The Lottery keeps audiences and dancers both on edge with the promise of a thrilling climax—the ballet’s final soloist will be selected by a real lottery live on stage. Inspired by the beauty of Eastern rituals, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Bloom rounds out the program. Age Recommendation: Middle school and up The Ben Folds Project choreography by Paul Vasterling Music by Ben Folds Live music performed by Ben Folds and the Nashville Symphony Duo Concertant choreography by George Balanchine Music by Igor Stravinsky Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony The Lottery based on Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” Presented by special arrangement with the children of Shirley Jackson and literary media Choreography by Val Caniparoli Music by Robert Moran Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony Bloom choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Music by Philip Glass Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony April 26 & 27 at 7:30 pm April 28 at 2 pm.