La Jolla Music Society continues this Season’s Dance Series with two performances of the world renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) at the Birch North Park Theatre on Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. MMDG is recognized for its commitment to live music, a feature of every performance on its international touring schedule since 1996. They have collaborated with leading orchestras, opera companies, and musicians including cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Garrick Ohlsson and the English National Opera. Choreographer and Artistic Director Mark Morris’ most successful works rely on his adherence to music which “gives his choreography such primal elegance” (New York Times). The group’s San Diego program will feature the works Silhouettes, Going Away Party, Ten Suggestions and Grand Duo.
La Jolla Music Society enhances the concert-going experience by presenting “Preludes” – pre-concert chats and performances – prior to each performance. Peter G. Kalivas, Artistic Director of the PGK project, a Contemporary dance company based in San Diego, will deliver a pre-performance lecture, Reinventing the Classics, where he will discuss the artistic growth of Morris from a young dancer to a celebrated choreographer at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Concert tickets are $30-$65 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society box office, (858) 459-3728 and online at www.LJMS.org.