Der gelbe Klang / Konzert für Violine und Orchester / Spiral Pass

Choreography Michael Simon / Russell Maliphant / Aszure Barton · Composer Frank Zappa / Mukul / Mason Bates

Saturday, 04. October 2014
07:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Duration est. 2 hours 30 minutes · Der gelbe Klang (est. 07:30 pm - 08:00 pm ) · Interval (est. 08:00 pm - 08:30 pm ) · Spiral Pass (est. 08:30 pm - 09:00 pm ) · Interval (est. 09:00 pm - 09:15 pm ) · Konzert für Violine und Orchester (est. 09:15 pm - 09:45 pm )

Young Audience · Family Performance · Children's Introductory Event: 06:45 PM

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Musikalische Leitung
Myron Romanul

Der gelbe Klang

nach einem Konzept von
Wassily Kandinsky
Inszenierung, Choreographie, Licht, Bühne, Kostüme
Michael Simon
Frank Zappa
Musikalische Einrichtung
Ali Askin
Besim Morina

Konzert für Violine und Orchester

Aszure Barton
Mason Bates
Linda Chow
Licht und Bühne
Burke Brown

Spiral Pass

Choreographie, Bühne
Russell Maliphant
Stevie Stewart
Michael Hulls

  • Soloists and corps de ballet of the Bavarian State Ballet
  • Bayerisches Staatsorchester

Spiral Pass Musik vom Tonträger

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The Yellow Sound is an exemplary work of the most important concepts of the abstract visual arts at the beginning of the 20th century. The result was the approximation, mixing and enrichment of different art forms, as inherent in the work of the Ballets Russes amongst others. The Yellow Sound was created by Russian born but Munich resident painter Wassily Kandinsky, who is probably most well-known for being a part of The Blue Rider group. At the base of the 1906 work is a synesthetic concept, uniting color, sound and movement to complement one another. Five yellow giants are the original protagonists of the piece, amongst a big yellow flower, a child dressed in white and a large man. Michael Simon uses these elements to develop a choreographic theater of images with the dancers, set to musical compositions by Frank Zappa.

Canadian Aszure Barton studied in Edmonton, Alberta, at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the John Cranko School in Stuttgart. She started choreographing early on and soon received a commission by the Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), New York. Since then, she has created work for the Nederlands Dans Theater and the Martha Graham Dance Company, was artists in residence at BAC New York and founded her own ensemble. This will be her first time working in Munich for the Bavarian State Ballet.

Russell Maliphant hails from England but has long made a name for himself in continental Europe. His pieces Broken Fall and AfterLight have received standing ovations from audiences in Munich. This time, he is back by popular demand to create a world premiere on the ensemble.



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Myron Romanul was born in Baltimore, studied in Boston and had his Debut as piano Soloist with the Boston Symphony Orcherstra at age of 11.

Performed as a Soloist and member of Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra with Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Mazur, Arthur Fiedler, John Williams and others. Won Grammy Award with New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble in 1973 for Best Classical Chamber Music.

Assistant Music Director, Boston Lyric Opera
Principal Conductor Boston Ballet
Conductor & Solo Pianist, Stuttgart Ballet, 1985-1990
2. Kapellmeister & Assistant GMD, Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe, 1990-1994
1. Kapellmeister & Stellvertreter GMD, Staatstheater Mainz, 1994-1997
1. Kapellmeister, Aalto Theater Essen
Music Director, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, since 1985
Principal Guest Conductor, Central Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, since 1985
Guest Conductor, Ankara State Theater, since 1999
Also plays Cimbalom (Hungarian dulcimer), performed with Pierre Boulez & Speculum Musicae, and recorded film score to Gorky Park
Guest Conductor at the Opéra national du Rhin and in Metz, both in France and at the His Majesty's Theater in Perth, Australia.

Myron Romanul has been conducting performances at both the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Bayerisches Staatsballett since 1987. At the Bayerisches Staatsballett Romanul conducted, amongst others, The Taming of the Shrew, Onegin, Don Quijote, Balanchines Brahms-Schönberg Quartett, Jacopo Godanis After DarkThe Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Raymonda, Alice´s adventures in Wonderland, Portrait Wayne McGregor and La Bayadère. He also took over the musical direction of numerous premieres such as Die Silberne RoseBombana/Simon/Godani and Le CorsaireHelden, Der gelbe Klang and Le Sacre du printemps.

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