The Joffrey Ballet and Chicago Philharmonic Set the Auditorium Theatre Ablaze in Swan Lake

October 21, 2014 1:17 AM

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The partnership delivered a glittering performance of Swan Lake on Saturday night, underpinned by a sensitive reading of Tchaikovsky's glorious score, with Scott Speck at the podium and Janet Sung on solo violin, alternately wistful and electrifying.

Choreographer Christopher Wheelman embedded the classic tale of bewitched swan-maidens in a jewel-box setting at the Paris Opera of the 19th century, in the rehearsal studios haunted by French painter Edgar Degas. The traditional court scene of Act III is transformed into a fancy dinner at a club of...

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