American Ballet Theatre Dancers Join Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Gotta Dance!, October 7-10
Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly pairs musical favorites and dance pieces in energetic performance
Dancers from Charm City Swing perform pre-concert in Meyerhoff Lobby on Oct. 8-9
Baltimore, Md. (October 6, 2010)—Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Gotta Dance! on Thursday, October 7 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore and Friday and Saturday, October 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 10 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Please see below for complete concert details.
The program encompasses a range of music and dance genres, such as songs from Broadway favorites Bye, Bye Birdie, The Gay Divorce and Cats and the catchy dance tunes from Lord of the Dance. American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Maxim Beloserkovsky and Irina Dvorovenko will join the BSO on stage for excerpts from Swan Lake.
On Friday and Saturday, October 8 and 9, dancers from Charm City Swing will perform in the Meyerhoff Lobby prior to the concerts. A Baltimore-based non-profit, Charm City Swing introduces non-dancers to the art of swing dancing, through social dances and instructional classes.
Jack Everly, conductor
Jack Everly is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Baltimore and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa), and the newly named Music Director of the National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth on PBS. This season he returns to the Cleveland Orchestra and appears as guest conductor in Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Toronto, Cincinnati, Edmonton and Detroit.
Mr. Everly is the Music Director of Yuletide Celebration, now a 25-year tradition. These theatrical symphonic holiday concerts are presented annually in December in Indianapolis and are seen by more than 40,000 concert-goers.
Originally appointed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mr. Everly was conductor of the American Ballet Theatre for 14 years, where he served as music director. In addition to his ABT tenure, he has teamed with Marvin Hamlisch in Broadway shows that Mr. Hamlisch scored including, The Goodbye Girl, They're Playing Our Song and A Chorus Line. He conducted Carol Channing hundreds of times in Hello, Dolly! in two separate Broadway productions.
In television and film, Jack Everly has appeared on "In Performance at the White House" and conducted the songs for Disney's animated classic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He has been music director on numerous Broadway cast recordings, and conducted the critically praised Everything's Coming Up Roses: The Complete Overtures of Broadway's Jule Styne. Daniel Rodriguez's In the Presence with the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Prague conducted by Mr. Everly was released in 2005.
In 1998, Jack Everly created the Symphonic Pops Consortium serving as Music Director. The Consortium, based in Indianapolis, produces a new theatrical pops program each season.
Maxim Beloserkovsky, ballet dancer
Maxim Beloserkovsky received his dance training at the Kiev Ballet School. In 1990, he danced as a leading soloist with the National Opera of Bulgaria where he remained for one year. From 1991 to 1994, he was a principal dancer with the National Opera Ballet of the Ukraine, performing as the Prince and Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty; Prince Siegfried and the Pas de Trois in Swan Lake; Albrecht in Giselle; Ferhad in Legend of Love; and the Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire, Don Quixote and La Sylphide. In 1993, the Ukraine President honored Mr. Beloserkovsky for outstanding artistic achievement.He joined American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 1994, became a soloist in 1995, and was appointed principal dancer in 2000. His roles with ABT include Basilio and Espada in Don Quixote; the Prince and Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty; Siegfried in Swan Lake; Romeo in Romeo and Juliet; Albrecht in Giselle; Jean de Brienne in Raymonda; Conrad and Lankendem in Le Corsaire; Camille in The Merry Widow; Lensky in Onegin; James in La Sylphide; Franz in Coppélia; the Cavalier in The Nutcracker; and the Prince in Cinderella. He has also danced leading roles in Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove, The Elements and Brahms-Haydn Variations; Nacho Duato’s Without Words and Remanso; Natalie Weir’s Hereafter; Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels; and Jerome Robbins’s Afternoon of a Faun. He has danced with the Hamburg Ballet, Finnish Ballet, Rome Opera Ballet, Verona Ballet, Universal Ballet and Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Irina Dvorovenko, ballet dancer
Irina Dvorovenko began her ballet training at the Kiev Ballet School at age 10. She joined the National Opera Ballet of Kiev in 1990 as a soloist, rising to the rank of principal dancer in 1992. She joined American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 1996, became a soloist in 1997 and was appointed principal dancer in 2000. Her roles with ABT include Nikya and Gamzatti in La Bayadère; Kitri, the Queen of the Dryads and Mercedes in Don Quixote; the Lilac Fairy and Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty; Odette-Odile in Swan Lake; Tatiana in Onegin; Swanilde in Coppélia; the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker; the Empress in Anastasia; and title roles in Cinderella, Giselle, Raymonda and Romeo and Juliet. She has also danced leading roles in Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove, Brahms-Haydn Variations and In the Upper Room. She has won numerous ballet competitions including the 1994 Grand Prix at the International Ballet Competition Serge Lifar in the Ukraine, the 1992 Gold Medal and Anna Pavlova Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow, the 1991 Bronze Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Osaka, Japan and the 1990 Silver Medal at the International Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. She has danced with the Finnish Ballet, Australian Ballet, New York City Opera Ballet, Rome Opera Ballet, Verona Ballet, Universal Ballet and Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Martin and Facundo Lombard, dancers
The Lombard Twins are world-renowned artists and performers. They first received attention at age 13 when they made their sensational TV debut on Argentina’s popular show “Rhythm of the Night.” At 21, they moved to the U.S. and performed with James Brown and Mambo King Tito Puente; appeared in Vouge and Versus/Versace ad campaigns; and were featured on the covers of several dance magazines. They wrote, directed, produced and composed the music for the autobiographical theatrical show Dreamers, which toured Barcelona, Edinburgh, Dublin and Argentina. They have also created the dance concert Lombard Play Piazzolla that received its world premiere at New York City Center and was performed live on Rosie O’Donnell’s “Rosie Live.” They also wrote, produced, directed, acted and edited the short film Infancia 34, the dance scenes Sublevados and Free Expression. Most recently, the Lombard twins appeared in Step Up 3D; were featured in the Argentinean film Marziano’s; and performed at the Gala for Michael Jackson’s induction into the National Museum of Dance.
Nikolai Pilipenchuk and Natalia Skorikova, dancers
Both originally from Minsk, Belarus, Nikolai Pilipenchuk has been dancing since age 7 and Natalia Skorikova since age 11. They have competed together in international-style Latin and ballroom dancing for the past six years, three of which have been in the professional division. They are currently the U.S. representatives in the international 10-Dance Division, and are champions of many open Latin competitions around the country. They live and teach in Baltimore at the Atlantic Ballroom Dance Studio, where they have students ranging from children to adults. They train with coaches from all over the world, and are constantly working to improve their dancing and understanding of it.
Bobby Smith, performer
Bobby Smith has appeared on Broadway in Crazy for You and off Broadway in Forever Plaid (original cast), Kander and Ebb’s The World Goes ‘Round and the revival of George Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing. As an actor and director, he has worked at The Kennedy Center, Old Globe Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Theatre J, Imagination Stage, Barter Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Alley Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Mill Mountain Theatre, Theatre Virginia, Company of Fools and Center Stage in Baltimore. He has performed with the Richmond Symphony under the direction of George Manahan and can be heard on recordings of Ben Bagley’s Rodgers and Hart Revisited and Resnois’ Gershwin. He has received seven Helen Hayes nominations for excellence in Washington theatre and he teaches acting, dance and music to gifted high school students at Stageworkz and The Talent Machine Company.
COMPLETE PROGRAM INFORMATION
BSO SuperPops: Gotta Dance!
Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 8 p.m.—The Music Center at Strathmore
Friday, October 8, 2010 at 8 p.m. —The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)
Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 8 p.m.—JMSH
Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 3 p.m. —JMSH
Jack Everly, conductor
Maxim Beloserkovsky, ballet dancer
Irina Dvorovenk, ballet dancer
Facundo Lombard, dancer
Martin Lombard, dancer
Nikolai Pilipenchuk, dancer
Natalia Skorikova, dancer
Bobby Smith, performer
Overture to Gotta Dance!
"White Swan Pas de Deux" from Swan Lake
"Dancing in the Dark" from The Bandwagon
"Put on a Happy Face" from Bye, Bye Birdie
“Lezghinka” and “Sabre Dance” from Gayaneh
"Begin the Beguine" from The Gay Divorce
"Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" from On Your Toes
Big Band Dance Hits
"The Jellicle Ball" from Cats
Music from Lord of the Dance
Promenade, Walking the Dog
"The Waltz in Swingtime" from Swing Time Suite
Song and Fugue
Act IV Finale from Swan Lake
Tickets range from $28 to $88 and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 877.BSO.1444, 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org.