Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre (PBDT), Natasha Middleton, artistic director, will present “The Best Of Khachaturian,” an evening of ballet and instrumental music written by iconic Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian. The performance includes the famous “Saber Dance” and “Lezginka” from “Gayane.” A new work will also be presented entitled “Remember,” set to selections from the “Cello Concerto In E-Minor,” in memory of the Armenian Genocide. The performance will be presented at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m.
“We are honored to close Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre’s 15th anniversary season with a tribute to the music of the beloved Armenian composer Aram Kahachaturian in our program,” said Middleton.
Principal dancers will include Grigori Arakelyan of La Crescenta as Arbenin in “Masquerade” and principle in “Remember.”
Composer Aram Khachaturian is known worldwide for his ballets and his music is noted for its modal, harmonic, melodic and orchestral generosity, all of which are connected with a broad gamma of thoughts and feelings in his scores.
Tickets are $25, $35, $55, $65 and $125, which includes a VIP pre-performance catered reception on the Alex Theatre Terrace Lobby beginning at 3:30 p.m. The performance begins at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17. Tickets may be purchased online at www.alextheatre.org or www.ticketmicket.com or by calling the Alex Theatre box office at (818) 243-2539 or Ticket Micket at (818) 265-0506. Tickets are also on sale at the concierge desk at The Americana at Brand and the Glendale Community College Auditorium box office. For a sneak peak of what to expect at this show, please visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8EE2Zzc1yLFSm1BVG9NRGlvNGM/view.
Children 2 and under who sit on a lap do not need a ticket; all persons 3 and older must have a ticket to enter the theatre.