Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet

Date and time
Saturday, August 12, 2023 - 8:00pm
Luckman Theatre

Études, a coda for one of Rogers’ most noted ballets, Seeds of Rain, are constantly evolving abstract narratives. The performance is set to Études 5 & 12 and Prophecies by composer Philip Glass and performed by pianist Hui Wu. Glass described them as being about the language of music itself.  An encore performance of Seeds of Rain will complete the program. The ballet is set to Philip Glass’ masterwork Mad Rush with Mark Alan Hilt (organ) and Czech composer Zbyněk Matějů’s Three Stones Concerto featuring pianist Helena Suchárová-Weiser and the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra (recorded specifically for this ballet collaboration). Large-scale projections (painting progressions) for both ballets were created by painter Mike Nava. 

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