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Krannert Center Events: April 2022: Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble

Event Details

The Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble have called the Center its Midwest home for two decades and delighted our community with impassioned performances, immersive mentorship, and high-impact engagement, all under the leadership of legendary choreographer Mark Morris. Friday evening’s performance will feature a selection of works from the company’s repertoire, to be announced, while Saturday evening pays tribute to the iconic 1967 Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandPepperland features an original score by composer Ethan Iverson, interspersing arrangements of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “A Day in the Life,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Within You Without You,” and “Penny Lane” with six Pepper-inspired original pieces written with Morris’ extraordinary musical knowledge and insights in mind. A live chamber music ensemble of voice, theremin, soprano sax, trombone, piano, keyboards, and percussion teases out and elaborates on Sgt. Pepper’s non-rock and roll influences. This joyously creative work, for which Krannert Center is a commissioning partner, resounds with the ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity for which the company is known.

Friday, April 29th-Saturday, April 30th 2022 - 7:30pm CT

Tyron Festival Theater

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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