The Spirit of Romance

Et Tutu?: The 7th Annual Ballet Pro Musica Festival

When a festival’s mission is to unite live chamber music by virtuoso musicians with classical ballet by masters of their art, it becomes almost redundant to say the theme is “The Spirit of Romance.” But I guess “Romance Oozing Out Our Pores” didn’t strike the right tone. The seventh annual Ballet Pro Musica Festival dances its romantic heart out at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) this Friday through Sunday, Aug. 9, 10 and 11, to the strains of Vivaldi, Prokofiev, Massenet and Dvorak. Mexico’s Compañia Nacional de Danza and La Catrina String Quartet with pianist Jacquelyn Helin combine their considerable powers to present four pieces, including two world-premiere ballets. Regular seats for the two-plus hours of the show run $35 to $78, while $125 per person snags you access to the Red Carpet lounge and fancy swag—including a “Champagne Symposium,” which sounds like a glorious new frontier in symposiums—on Friday or Saturday. Call the box office at 724-4771, or see for more info. (Lisa Barrow)

Friday Aug 9, 2013

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1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508

Phone: 246-2261
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Henry Holth

Phone: 505-352-1281
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Presented by Ballet Pro Musica.

Chamber Music Ballet, a unique blend of live ballet with live Chamber Music performances, features The National Ballet of Mexico direct from Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes, as well as La Catrina String Quartet and Jacquelyn Helin, pianist. Program: Two World Premieres and choreographed pieces by Vivaldi, Prokofiev, Massenet and Dvorak  on Friday and Saturday August 9 & 10, 2013 at 8pm, and on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 2pm. Ticket prices $35-78,  available at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Box Office in person or by phone,  (505) 724-4771  or online at  (click “Tickets” tab,  then click “Click here to purchase tickets.”).  Premium Tickets:  $125 per person for “Red Carpet Lounge” : Friday, August 10, 6:30pm: Opening Night Gala Reception includes 1 Orchestra Ticket, Meet-the-Artists, Hors d’oeuvres, Wines, Symposium, Free Parking. Saturday, August 11, 6:30pm: Backstage Tour and Reception includes: 1 Orchestra Ticket, Meet-the-Artists, hors d’oeuvres, wines, free parking .  Tickets: Call NHCC Box Office, (505)-724-4771.Special Hotel Package,  “Weekend For 2” as well as Group Rates for 10 persons or more, call Ballet Pro Musica (505) 352-1281 for more information.Free Children’s Performance: August 9, 2013 at 9:30AM. For information call Ballet Pro Musica (505) 352-1281Volunteers: We welcome persons interested in supporting Ballet Pro Musica. Please call us at (505) 352-1281  PO Box 27025 Albuquerque, NM 87125 E-mail: