If you were one of the thousands who joined us on the waterfront last night for the Oregon Symphony’s annual outdoor concert, you know just how perfect an evening it was. The weather was incredible, complete with a deep blue skyline and a bright, full moon. Our Symphony is one of the best in the nation, and as the concert ended with the booming cannons of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and a fireworks display to rival the 4th of July, I can’t imagine there was a doubt in anyone’s mind about that. But, for me (and likely all of us at Oregon Ballet Theatre) the highlight of the night was watching our 16 ballerinas in ethereal tutus share the stage with our phenomenal Symphony.
The dancers did an excerpt from George Balanchine’s Serenade, as the Symphony played Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. What a treat! If you missed it, here are some photos from the performance: