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San Francisco Ballet Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director

A summer favorite returns when San Francisco Ballet, under the leadership of Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, performs a selection of highlights from their current repertory at Stern Grove Festival. Conductor Martin West leads the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. The program includes:

Scotch Symphony
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Choreographer: George Balanchine

Rubies Pas de Deux from Jewels
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Choreographer: George Balanchine

The Sleeping Beauty Pas de Deux
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson, after Marius Petipa

Diving Into the Lilacs Excerpt
Composer: Boris Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Composers: Anthony Gonzalez, Yann Gonzalez, Bradley Laner, and Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Choreographer: Justin Peck

San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Ballet, led by Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, is one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States. San Francisco Ballet presents more than 100 performances annually, both locally and internationally.

Other Activities

  • KidStage at noon in the West Meadow with an instrument exploration station and dance workshop with San Francisco Ballet.
  • Artist Talk: SF Ballet’s Associate Director, Audience Development Jennie Scholick will interview choreographer Cathy Marston at noon in the Trocadero.
  • Free Yoga Class at noon in the West Meadow courtesy of Office Yoga, with instructor Neil Wadhawan.
  • Food Trucks in the West Meadow: El Porteño, J-Shack, and Humphry Slocombe.

Season Host: Liam Mayclem.

This performance is dedicated to the memory of Elise S. Haas, Stern Grove Festival Association Chair from 1956 to 1968.

This concert is made possible with support from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund.