The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA will present the Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet and the Jacaranda Chamber Orchestra in the world premiere ballet Joshua Tree Symphony by Czech composer Zbynek Mateju. Stravinsky’s Concerto in D for Strings and Zbynek Mateju’s Still Life will complete the program.
Joshua Tree Symphony is the second ballet from Mateju and Rogers. A tour to the Czech Republic is planned for 2018 including a performance at the prestigious international festival Forum: Hradec Kralove with full orchestra, and at the National Theatre in Prague. Jacaranda will give the first U.S. performance of Still Life for strings and percussion that opened the Prague Festival at the National Theatre in 2015.
Zbynek Mateju is one of the most prolific Czech composers of his generation, known mainly for his collaborative works in ballet, opera and film. His extensive repertoire includes major works for orchestra and chamber music. Mateju is the recipient of numerous international honors for composition including the UNESCO Prize, the Donauballet International Composers’ Competition, and the Prix Radio Bohemia. He is celebrated for his wide-ranging musical oeuvre.
Presenter / Producer: Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet
Dance > Contemporary Dance
Dance > Ballet
Event Phone: 323-343-6600
The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles CA 90032
LA - Central / Downtown
Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley
Performance Dates: 8/12/2017
General: $40, $50, $60
Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office
Cal State L.A. students: $20
Other students: $25
(in-person only at the Luckman Box Office)
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