On Saturday, April 20th, the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey will be performing their take on the avant garde and wildly captivating “Ballet Mécanique”. Originally written by “the bad boy of music”, George Antheil’s Ballet Mécanique features a one of a kind masterpiece scored for four pianos and eleven percussionists. This striking performance will be held at an equally unique venue, the Roebling Wireworks Factory, located at 675 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08611. In addition to the brilliant musical mastery of the Capital Philharmonic, the performance will also be joined by members of the Trenton Circus Squad, whose breathtaking tricks and talents will score the evening’s unforgettable show.

Ballet Mécanique is a body of work which remains in a league of its own. Combining the subtle intricacies of classic performance with the grit of industrial elements, Ballet Mécanique interconnects these two worlds with tactful precision and flare. In addition to pieces from George Antheil, the upcoming performance will also feature works by Daniel Spalding, John Cage, Lou Harrison and J.S. Bach. A bold fusion of worlds, attendees will be awestruck by this bold take on a beloved classic. Enjoyed by audiences since its premiere in 1924, you won’t want to miss this chance to learn why audiences have been captivated by Ballet Mécanique since it made its debut over 100 years ago.

Tickets for the upcoming performance can be purchased on the Capital Philharmonic’s website, linked here: CPNJ – Tickets. This is a general admission event, with tickets available for $40 per person. There is also student ticket pricing available at $10 per person. Please do note that the ticket prices listed do not include any applicable processing fees or taxes. If you have any questions or would like any help acquiring your tickets for the upcoming performance, please contact the box office of the Capital Philharmonic at 800-514-3849 for additional assistance.

This performance comes as part of the Capital Philharmonic’s jam-packed calendar for the remainder of the 2024 season. Since their founding in 2015, the CPNJ has been bring world-class classical performances to the Capital City, attracting in music lovers from near and far for an evening of song and serenity. As a major driver of cultural investment in Trenton, the CPNJ takes pride in its role in the economic and cultural renaissance of our beloved city. With a diverse repertoire and a fearless team of musicians behind them, any concert with the CPNJ is certain to be an unforgettable evening.

For more information on this and other upcoming events with the Capital Philharmonic, please visit their website, linked here: CPNJ – Home. Likewise, if you’re interested in any additional information regarding how you can support the CPNJ, please contact their team at info@capitalphilharmonic.org or 609-200-0443 for additional assistance. This once in a lifetime performance will be arriving before you know it, so be certain to secure your tickets today.

Antheil's Ballet Mécanique: Where Music, History, and Circus Meet

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