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Mark Morris Dance Group Dido and Aeneas at UC Berkeley

Mark Morris Dance Group Dido and Aeneas with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale Mark Morris, conductor

September 16-18, 2011

Venue: Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

Price: Tickets start at $30

Returning to Cal Performances for the first time in 11 years, Mark Morris’s Dido and Aeneas “is that remarkable rarity: a work of modern art that looks as though it has come down to us through the ages” (Washington Post). More than any other modern choreographer, Morris is also a phenomenal musical artist, and this special presentation of his seminal 1989 creation marries both sides of his vision in a joyous expression of genius. Making his Bay Area conducting debut, Morris leads the forces of the renowned Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale in Henry Purcell’s 17th-century opera score, while his remarkable company dances the timeless story out of Virgil’s Aeneid. Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe—”the true successor to Marilyn Horne in the Baroque and bel canto repertory” (New York Times)—leads the assembled vocal artists of chorus and soloists.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/performances/2011-12/dance/mark-morris-dance-group.php

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