This is great news! The Joffrey Ballet just announced a new partnership with the Chicago Philharmonic to present live music for all performances in the 2012-2013 season. Citing budgetary restrictions as the reason for switching from the Chicago Sinfonietta, the orchestra that has accompanied the Joffrey since 2003, executive director Christopher Clinton Conway stated in the press release: “Having live music makes a huge difference both to the dancers and to our audience as it enriches the overall experience for everyone.”
Joffrey’s Music Director, Scott Speck, will guest conduct for the Joffrey performances which will include James Kudelka’s Pretty BALLET, Lar Lubovitch’s Othello and the company’s ever-popular version of The Nutcracker.
For more information on Joffrey’s 2012-2013 season, visit joffrey.com.