Classics in Concert

Scene from Paquita

This opening production of City Ballet’s 29th Anniversary Season is a true ballet lovers’ program – three ballets by Elizabeth Wistrich that include the classic tutu ballet of ‘Paquita’ after Marius Petipa, the enchanting ‘Elegies’ and her fast-paced ‘Gottschalk Festival’.

Free lecture by Artistic Director Steven Wistrich ½ hour prior to each performance


Friday, Oct 1, 2021 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 @ 2:30pm

Joan B. Kroc Theatre
6611 University Avenue

Director’s Circle: $99
Section A: $86
Section B: $73
Section C: $59
Section D: $32



Choreographed by the great Russian, Marius Petipa, in his revival of ‘Paquita’ in 1908 with music by Ludwig Minkus, the Spanish flavored ballet has remained one of the most popular and beloved classical ballets in the world. This version, filled with mesmerizing solos, fascinating corps de ballet scenes and an exciting virtuoso couple, was first performed by the Imperial Ballet led by Anna Pavlova. Seeing ‘Paquita’ with its opulent tutus and sparkling chandlers is indeed a memorable and satisfying experience for ballet audiences of all ages.


Ludwig Minkus


After Marius Petipa

Gottschalk Festival

Elizabeth Wistrich’s inventive choreography has captured the excitement and immense energy of Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s stirring score. City Ballet’s extraordinarily versatile dancers are expert in making challenging virtuoso level choreography look easy. Colorful, elegant costumes and tambourines add to the excitement as the ballet leads to a crescendo that leaves audiences cheering.


Louis Moreau Gottschalk


Elizabeth Wistrich


Fueled by a dramatic and sweeping Francis Poulenc organ concerto, ten dancers navigate the complex and emotional choreography created by Resident Choreographer Elizabeth Wistrich, one of the ballet world’s top female choreographers. Audiences will be thrilled to witness the exceptional artists of City Ballet as they bring this great and moving ballet to life.


Francis Poulenc


Elizabeth Wistrich