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Young Person's Guide

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Houston Ballet

"Welch doesn't just go for a simple line or style, but embellishes his steps, adding challenging but delightful twists..."  –The Dancing Times of London

Houston Ballet honors artistic director Stanton Welch's 10th anniversary season with a mixed repertory program spotlighting his remarkable choreographic breadth - as well as the depth of talent of the dancers. Centerpiece of the evening is the world premiere of Welch's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Set on Houston Ballet to Benjamin Britten's iconic work of the same title, this huge, collaborative piece features the entire company and the talented musicians of the Houston Ballet Orchestra. Also on the program is Welch's Maninyas and the Houston premiere of one of his earliest works, Of Blessed Memory, a tribute to his mother, Australian dancer Marilyn Jones, O.B.E.

7:30 PM on March 6, 8, 14, 15, 2014
2:00 PM on March 9, 16, 2014

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The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (World Premiere)
Music: Benjamin Britten
Choreography: Stanton Welch
Costumes: Holly Hynes
Lighting: Lisa Pinkham
Guest Artist: Jaston Williams

Of Blessed Memory (Houston Ballet Premiere, 1991)
Music: Joseph Canteloube (Chants d'Auvergne)
Choreography: Stanton Welch
Costume Design: Stanton Welch, realized by Laura Lynch
Lighting: Lisa Pinkham

Maninyas (1996)
Music by Ross Edwards (Maninyas Concerto for Violin and Orchestra)
Choreography: Stanton Welch
Scenic and Costume Design: Stanton Welch
Lighting Design: Lisa Pinkham

Age Recommendation: at least 5 years of age


Performance in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Street at Smith Street.


Dancer: Artists of Houston Ballet
Photo by: Amitava Sarkar