Allen Philharmonic Orchestra Season Finale
Featuring Allen Civic Ballet
The Honor of Your Presence is requested at the Wedding of Princess Aurora . . .
The Allen Philharmonic Symphony and Allen Civic Ballet present the perfect marriage of classical music and classical ballet with excerpts from one of the world’s most beloved fairy tale ballets, Tchaikovsky’s, The Sleeping Beauty.
Special Guest Artists Tiit Helimets and Sasha De Sola from San Francisco Ballet dance the roles of Prince Florimund and Princess Aurora.
In 2005 Tiit Helimets joined San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer. His expanded repertoire includes Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, King of the Snow in The Nutcracker, Basilio in Don Quixote, and the Prince in Firebird as well as roles in ballets by contemporary choreographers that include George Balanchine, Frederick Ashton, and Twyla Tharp. Mr. Helimets has appeared as a guest artist with the National Ballet of Canada, Ballet San Jose, the Hamburg Ballet and the Birmingham Royal Ballet.
At the age of 16, Sasha De Sola joined San Francisco Ballet where she quickly rose through the ranks and is currently a Soloist with the company. Ms. De Sola has danced several principal roles with San Francisco Ballet including George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, Tarantellaand Symphony in Three Movements; Alexei Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands; Serge Lifar’sSuite en Blanc; and Jerome Robbins’s In the Night,.
The Allen Civic Ballet will perform original works by Richard Trimmer and the Ballet’s Artistic Director, Stefanie Best accompanied by the orchestra.
The evening culminates with the wedding celebrations from the Third Act of The Sleeping Beauty. Wedding guests include favorite characters Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, Puss in Boots and the White Cat, and the beautiful Princess Florine.
Come join us in celebration of this magnificent occasion!