An Evening of Ballet

Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 7 PM

Kresge Auditorium, MIT

Featuring choreographer Gianni Di Marco

Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Ballet: The Little Match Girl

Langkawi Fanfare

Sergei Prokofiev

Conrad Pope

Su Lian Tan

Gianni Di Marco, choreographer
Ruth Whitney, Juliet

In collaboration with City Ballet of Boston
Tony Williams, director


After our acclaimed ballet concerts of The Firebird (2016) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018), the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra welcomes you back to another thrilling evening of dance and music: An Evening of Ballet, premiering new choreography by frequent CSO collaborator Gianni Di Marco and the dancers of City Ballet of Boston on two electrifying works.


We proudly present the world premiere ballet staging of Conrad Pope’s The Little Match Girl, a symphonic poem based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen story, originally commissioned by the CSO for a concert performance in 2017. As a highly sought composer, orchestrator, arranger, and conductor, Pope has composed original film scores and contributed to the soundtracks for some of Hollywood’s most beloved franchises.

Next on the program: Ruth Whitney returns to the CSO in the starring role of Juliet for a full ballet performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (1938). Based on Shakespeare’s immortal tragedy, Romeo and Juliet tells the story of two star-crossed lovers caught up in the violent feud between the Montagues and Capulets. The program opens with the striking Langkawi Fanfare by New England composer Su Lian Tan.

The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra thanks the Massachusetts Cultural Council for supporting our 2019-20 season.
Card to Culture
As part of the EBT Card to Culture Program, the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra offers discounted admission to this concert for Massachusetts EBT cardholders: $5 general admission for adults, and free admission for kids 16 and under with the purchase of at least one $5 adult ticket.
This discount program is offered in collaboration with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Department of Transitional Assistance.