Thursday, February 24, 2011

He says he is excited about the idea of composing classical music for the ballet NY

The "Beatle" Paul McCartney announced today a collaboration with the ballet company in New York for which he has composed classical pieces that will be performed during the season 2011/2012. "I'm interested in areas that have never worked so I was excited," McCartney said in a statement posted on its website.

The company director Peter Martins met McCartney at the School of American Ballet during the winter gala organized by this institution. Soon after, came back into contact with the "Beatles" to discuss a possible collaboration, asking if I was interested in composing music for the ballet in New York.

"Like the rest of my generation, I grew up as a big fan Beatles' "said the teacher of dance. "I am delighted that Paul has agreed to write scores for us." It is the first time McCartney classic tunes composed for dance. "Trying to compose music to express emotions-fear, love, anger, sadness, I felt an exhilarating challenge," he said.

The world premiere of the work will take place on September 22, 2011, during the fall of the ballet gala in New York, when that season begins. During this gala, in honor of the "Beatle", the dancers will represent "Union Jack" by George Balanchine, a tribute song to the UK which aims to entertain McCartney.

The ballet company has not released its schedule of activities planned between 2011 and 2012, although it is expected that collaboration McCartney / Martins is part of the program for the rest of the season.

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