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Miami City Ballet

with the Naples Philharmonic

Hayes Hall

Image of performers with Miami City Ballet on stage during performance
© Daniel Azoulay
Image of performers with Miami City Ballet on stage during performance
© Alexander Iziliaev
Image of Daniela Shtereva of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing a violin during a performance
Image of performers with Miami City Ballet on stage during performance
© Gene Schiavone
Image of performers with Miami City Ballet on stage during performance
© Gene Schiavone
Image of performers with Miami City Ballet on stage during performance
© Alexander Iziliaev
Feb 6, 8:00pm
Hayes Hall 8:00pm
 
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Miami City Ballet
with the Naples Philharmonic


Miami City Ballet
Naples Philharmonic
Gary Sheldon
, conductor

Ratmansky/Shostakovich — Concerto DSCH
Verzola/Paganini — PAGANINI, In Play
Tharp/Glass — In the Upper Room

A fixture of South Florida’s premier dance world, Miami City Ballet (MCB) has offered exceptional ballet programming since its founding in 1985. The dance company has received international acclaim and has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. The accompanying Miami City Ballet School, established in 1995, furthers the ballet company’s mission of nurturing high-level dance talent.

This February, Miami City Ballet returns to Hayes Hall to offer an exciting program featuring both classically inspired dance and innovative choreography from some of ballet’s most promising young stars, including MCB School resident choreographer Durante Verzola. The audience is sure to be dazzled by this elegant evening of first-class ballet.

Prelude at 7pm
Join members of Miami City Ballet’s artistic team before the performance for an insightful 30-minute prelude discussion about the program.

Miami City Ballet

Miami City Ballet


Described by The New York Times as “an exceptional troupe, by Balanchine standards, anywhere in the world,” Miami City Ballet (MCB) is led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez and is considered a leader in the field — nurturing new choreographic voices, creating innovative collaborations and opening new avenues of inclusivity within classical ballet.

Founded in 1985 by Miami philanthropist Toby Lerner Ansin and Founding Artistic Director and ballet legend Edward Villella, MCB is universally admired as one of the world’s preeminent interpreters of the choreography of George Balanchine. Its repertory of more than 100 ballets, including 12 world premieres, was built upon the Balanchine repertory, style and technique and then expanded to include beloved classical works of importance and exciting new choreography by contemporary and ground-breaking artists. MCB maintains annual seasons in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward and Collier Counties, serving more than 132,000 patrons in South Florida through four diverse repertory programs; the treasured Christmas fairytale, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®; and an expansive national touring program. MCB has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe and its 2016 debut at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater was hailed by the national press as a resounding success. The New York Times’ Alastair Macaulay wrote: “Of all the ballet troupes who have visited the Koch in recent years, none looks so truly and completely a company.”

Naples Philharmonic

Naples Philharmonic


Founded in 1982, the Naples Philharmonic normally performs over 140 orchestral and chamber concerts, as well as opera and ballet, education, community and special event concerts from September through June each year.

  Meet the Musicians


Alexander Shelley

Artistic and Music Director Designate   Meet Alexander

Jack Everly

Principal Pops Conductor   Meet Jack

James Ehnes

Artistic Partner   Meet James

Radu Paponiu

Associate Conductor   Meet Radu

Alvin Ho

Assistant Conductor   Meet Alvin

Gary Sheldon

Gary Sheldon


Gary Sheldon returns for his 12th season as principal conductor for Miami City Ballet. He previously held positions with San Francisco Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and BalletMet. He has guest conducted for numerous ballet companies throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, as well as at the Aspen Music Festival, Fairy House Festival at Artpark, Grant Park Music Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre and Tanglewood Music Festival.

Sheldon was a prizewinner in the BBC’s Rupert Foundation Conducting Competition and the American Symphony Orchestra’s Leopold Stokowski Conducting Competition, and he recently won top prize for orchestral conducting in The American Prize in Conducting competition. Sheldon currently holds positions with the Lancaster Festival in Ohio (artistic director) and The Festival at Sandpoint in Idaho (principal conductor). He is a native of Bay Shore, New York, and a graduate of The Juilliard School and Institut de Hautes Études Musicales in Montreux, Switzerland.

Program Book

Program Book


View this month's program book to get general information about Artis—Naples and to read articles about this month’s activities. View the program insert* for specific information about this event.

  Program Book
  Program Insert

* Program inserts will be available online approximately ten days prior to the event.

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