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Ballet Tucson Winter Concert: From Tucson With Love, featuring a world premiere ballet choreographed to the music of Lalo Guerrero with live vocalist Carlos Zapien & guitar trio

Ballet Tucson & Tucson Guitar Society

Friday, February 14, 2025 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, February 16, 2025 @ 7:00 pm

In celebration of Tucson’s 250th birthday, Associate Artistic Director Chieko Imada creates another exciting world premiere in partnership with the Tucson Desert Song Festival and Tucson Guitar Society. This vibrant new ballet features the music of legendary Tucsonan Lalo Guerrero, Father of Chicano music, performed live onstage with our dancers. Carlos Zapien, vocals. Misael Barraza Díaz, guitar. Andre Pantoja, guitar. Diana Schaible, flute and guitar.

Additionally, the program features George Balanchine’s iconic ballet Rubies, choreographed to the dynamic music by Igor Stravinsky. This vivacious piece demonstrates his great love of America, the fast pace of life in New York City, and The Jazz Age. The balcony scene from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is brought to life through an exquisite pas de deux choreographed by Artistic Director Margaret Mullin.


Tickets On Sale August 1st

Friday, February 14, 2025 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 15, 2025 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 15, 2025 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 16, 2025 at 2:00 pm


Friday, February 14, 2025 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 16, 2025 @ 7:00 pm


Ballet Tucson
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Leo Rich Theater
260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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