HAMBURG BALLET JOHN NEUMEIER

OLD FRIENDS

An Evening of Ballets by John Neumeier
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choreography, costumes, and lighting John Neumeier
music Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Federico Mompou, Simon & Garfunkel
Hamburg Ballet 
piano Michal Bialk

program

Ouverture
Bach Suite 3
music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068
Ouverture – Air – Gavotte I+II – Bourrée – Gigue

Old Friends I
Chopin Dialogues
music by
Federico Mompou
Variations on a Theme of Chopin, excerpts
and Simon & Garfunkel Theme and Overs from Bookends

intermission

Dangling Conversations
Nocturnes
music by
Frédéric Chopin Nocturnes
Simon & Garfunkel The Dangling Conversation

Nocturnes Op. 9 No. 1 in B flat minor
Nocturnes Op. 15 No. 2 in F sharp major
Nocturnes Op. 32 No. 1 in B major
Nocturne Op. posth. in C sharp minor
Nocturnes Op. 48 No. 1 in C minor
Nocturnes Op. 32 No. 2 in A flat major
Nocturnes Op. 37 No. 2 in G major
Nocturnes Op. 62 No. 2 in E major

Old Friends II
Opus 100 – for Maurice
music by Simon & Garfunkel Old Friends, Bridge Over Troubled Water

music credits
Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068 (Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall Alia Vox AVSA9890 A+B)
Simon & Garfunkel: The Dangling Conversation (Columbia 489447 2), Old Friends, and Bridge Over Troubled Water (CBS 4652122), Bookends (Columbia CBS 9529)
Publisher: Federico Mompou “Variations sur un thème de Chopin” © Editions Salabert
Old friends? New friends? An overture by Johann Sebastian Bach. Lovers past or present – nostalgia for a moment in time forever lost.
As in a play by Anton Chekhov, simple human experience – the present tense situations of the ballets – encapsulate past memories and future premonitions. Simon & Garfunkel’s Dangling Conversation takes on choreographic form, as the dancers move among ever changing relationships. There is a strange, indefinable, but for me clear relationship between the music of Frédéric Chopin and that of Simon & Garfunkel. Chopin’s music unites 19th-century salon elegance with profound, emotion, just as the songs of the 60s by Simon & Garfunkel link accessible sound with poetically relevant lyrics.
John Neumeier

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13 July
21:30
Teatro Romano
TICKETS
BUY
gold area €60,00
central one seat €55,00
lateral one seat €48,00
14 July
21:30
Teatro Romano
TICKETS
BUY
gold area €60,00
central one seat €55,00
lateral one seat €48,00

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