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The Secret Garden Ballet

Secret Garden Ballet, Peery's Egyptian Theatre, Theater, Ogden, Utah, Weber County, Dance PerformancesThe Secret Garden, an original ballet choreographed by Raymond Van Mason premiered in 2005, when it received rave reviews from dance critics and the audiences.

The ballet is based on the story by Frances Hodgson Burnett with the original musical score written by well-known composer Kurt Bestor. The ballet was conceived over twelve years ago by Mason and Bestor when they worked together on the ballet Seasons for Ballet West.

As Mason and Bestor collaborated on the work, they expressed how they wanted to bring the story of Mary Lenox, a bad-tempered, disagreeable child, who is sent to England to live with her uncle in a big, lonely, old house, after her parents die in India. She arrives a sour-faced, sickly little madam with a furious temper, but through her friendship with local Yorkshire lad, Dickon, and their discovery of a secret garden, soon becomes a happy and healthy girl. She shares her newfound love of life with her…

…then they work their magic on the garden, and in turn the garden works its magic on the children and everyone around them. Enchanting and illuminating, The Secret Garden is a richly imaginative story about the potential for transformation.

April 15-16 7:30pm
April 16 2:00pm

Kurt Bestor Solo Piano Christmas Concert

Kurt Bestor Christmas, Holiday, Special, Park City, Utah, Family, Music, ConcertKurt Bestor Christmas Concert – Kurt will entertain you and provide a marvelous Park City memory for you and your family or friends. One Silent Night will become One Holiday Tradition at The Historic Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre – Main Street, Park City. Good for the whole family with special Holiday times.

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The Vienna Ball

An Evening of Dinner and Dance

If you are in the mood for something Viennese and looking for a romantic way celebrate Valentine’s day, then don’t miss the Salt Lake Symphony’s annual Vienna Ball on Saturday February 12th, 2011, from 8:00 p.m. to Midnight,at the University of Utah’s Union Ballroom in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Vienna Ball Valentine's Week, Rotunda, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ballroom Dancing, Fundraiser, Symphony, Kurt BesterThis fundraising event—with food, dancing, silent auction, and live music provided by the Salt Lake Symphony—is the only traditional Viennese Ball in Utah, with visitors attending from out-of-state.

Enjoy the ambiance of the Union Ballroom—on the University of Utah campus—as the Symphony fills the hall with some of the world’s greatest melodies and you enjoy savory Viennese-style dining.

Our emcee this year is a well-known figure on the local music scene, Kurt Bestor. The evening will include floor shows by the BYU Ballroom Dance team, contemporary standards by the Mark Chaney Jazz Trio, and a variety of items up for bid at the silent auction.

Tickets:
$50.00 General Admission
$75.00 Reserved Seats—closest to the dance floor
$1,000.00 Corporate Reserved Table (eight people)—next to the dance floor, with recognition the night of the ball and in the concert programs for the coming year.

Tickets may be purchased on-line at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling 1-800-838-3006 or the Salt Lake Symphony

Dance skills a little rusty? Come polish your steps with dancing instruction by Margene Anderson, starting at 6:30 PM.

University of Utah – Union Building – Olpin Union Ballroom 200 Central Campus Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (801) 581-5888