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Pennsylvania Ballet Is Glistening With Jewels

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George Ballanchine's JEWELS is at the Academy of Music through October 27th.

Pennsylvania Ballet is celebrating its 50th anniversary year. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the season starts with a full-length evening ballet by master choreographer George Ballanchine, with whom the company has had a long-standing personal and artistic connection. Ballanchine's Jewels is inspired by the artistry of jewelry designer Claude Arpels, and unfolds in three distinct sections – Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds – each with its own music and mood. The season also includes works by Jerome Robbins and William Forsythe, and two world premieres.

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Listen to Susan’s interview with Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Roy Kaiser

Pennsylvania Ballet presents a free community performance on Sunday, October 20th at the Kimmel Center.

Jewels is at the Academy of Music through October 27th.