Metropolitan Ballet Company and Settlement Music School Present Annual Collaborative Concert

Metropolitan Ballet Company in Fieldwork (2013) Choreography by Sarah Mettin Photo by E.A. Kennedy III
Metropolitan Ballet Company in Fieldwork (2013)
Choreography by Sarah Mettin
Photo by E.A. Kennedy III

Metropolitan Ballet Company (MBC) and students from Settlement Music School will present their annual collaborative performance on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Kurtz Center of William Penn Charter School, 3000 West School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA.

Settlement Music School students will perform with Metropolitan Ballet’s 30-member classical dance company in a 90-minute tour de force, featuring musical ensembles, soloists, and original works for dancers and musicians.

The program will include three exciting contemporary premieres by guest choreographers Tommie‐Waheed Evans of PHILADANCO!, NYC choreographer/Alvin Ailey Company dancer, Kanji Segawa, and NYC choreographer/MBC Alumna Sarah Mettin.

The highly accomplished young musicians who study at various branches of Settlement Music School include The Myer Schwartz Advanced Study Piano Trio coached by piano faculty member Sandra Carlock; a piano trio coached by violin faculty member Jean Louise Shook, and several solo performers, including Kristal Daniels, a soprano student of Judith Turano and violinist Brenden Zak, Advanced Study Student of Hirono Oka.

Tickets for the 7:00 pm performance on March 1, 2014 are $15.00 in advance or $18.00 at the door.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.metropolitanballetcompany.org For information, please call (215) 663-1665.

Metropolitan Ballet Company is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization providing scholarships, performance training for pre-professional dancers and outreach programs designed to promote a love and appreciation of dance in our community. For more than 100 years, Settlement Music School has been a resource for excellence in community arts education, providing music, dance and the related arts for all – regardless of age, skill level, background, or financial means. At its six locations in South and Northeast Philadelphia, Germantown, Wynnefield, Willow Grove and Camden, New Jersey, Settlement Music School offers 10,000 weekly services and awards $2 million in financial aid each year.

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