The Wheaton College Artist Series presents the Hubbard Street II Dance Company with the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m.
The Hubbard Street II Dance Company, formed in 1997, is directed by Taryn Kaschock Russell. The company is known internationally for its exuberant, athletic performances.
The six dancers will perform alongside the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Sommerville, associate professor of orchestral music and conducting at Wheaton College. The program will include works by Johann Strauss, Georges Bizet, Alexander Glazunov, Bedrich Smetana, Henry Purcell, George Handel and more.
“We have been waiting a long time to present one of the great Chicago dance companies,” says Tony Payne, general manager of the Artist Series. “When Hubbard Street II Dance Company learned of the possibility of a symphonic collaboration with the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra, they were highly motivated to make their debut on our series.”
As a pre-concert event, Hubbard Street II Dance Company director Taryn Kaschock Russell will speak on the topic “Get With the Program: An Invitation to Dance,” inviting guests into the complex and compelling world of dance from the perspective of a world-class dance company. The free pre-concert event takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the east wing of Edman Memorial Chapel.
The concert will take place in Edman Memorial Chapel, located on the northeast corner of Washington and Franklin streets in Wheaton. Ticket prices range from $37–$50 for general audience with discounts for students and seniors over 60. For more information, or to order tickets, call the Ticket and Information Office at 630.752.5010. Online orders may be placed at ArtistSeries.org.