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Appalachian Spring & The Auditions

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Comprising the “most skilled and powerful dancers you can ever hope to see” (The Washington Post), Martha Graham Dance Company performs the iconic dance maker’s most celebrated work, Appalachian Spring, in concert with a Peak Performances commission, The Auditions by choreographer Troy Schumacher and composer Augusta Read Thomas. This new work has been designed to resonate with Graham’s classic, which turns 75 this year. “America’s foremost new-music group” (Alex Ross), the International Contemporary Ensemble joins the Graham Company for these world-class renditions of new music by Thomas and the original Pulitzer Prize–winning score for Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland.

Janet Eilber, Artistic Director
Music performed by International Contemporary Ensemble
Conducted by Vimbayi Kaziboni

Appalachian Spring (75th-Anniversary Performance)
Music by Aaron Copland
Set by Isamu Noguchi
Choreography by Martha Graham
Costume Design by Karen Young
Lighting Design by Yi Chung Chen

Intermission

The Auditions – Peak World Premiere
Music by Augusta Read Thomas
Choreography by Troy Schumacher
Costume Design by Karen Young
Lighting Design by Yi-Chung Chen

Performances and commissioning activities during the 2018-19 concert season are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.

Earlier Event: October 19
Soundlines at NYU Skirball
Later Event: November 15
Appalachian Spring & The Auditions