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Tchaikovsky: The Man Behind the Music


Fri, Mar 29

7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.


Tulsa Performing Arts Center

110 E. 2nd St., Tulsa


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World premiere of a full-length ballet about the life of the famous composer, choreographed by Ma Cong! Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is the creator of the iconic music for some of the most beloved ballets in history. Audience favorites include the beautiful melodies found in "The Nutcracker," "The Sleeping Beauty," and "Swan Lake," among others. While Tchaikovsky was celebrated for his professional success and popularity, the societal constraints of life in 19th-century Russia created constant inner conflict between his private life and the public persona society required of him. This world premiere delves into the complicated personal life of this acclaimed musician and features a stellar creative team that includes composer Oliver Peter Graber ("Dorothy & The Prince of Oz"), Russian historian Daniela Kolic, New Zealand’s top designer Tracy Grant Lord, and Resident Choreographer Ma Cong. The musical score will feature a blend of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works along with other influential composers of the time, as well as some brand new music by Oliver Peter Graber.