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Long-time Connections Bring Together Veteran Choreographer and Young Composer for American Repertory Ballet Premiere

Choreographer Meredith Rainey
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Choreographer Meredith Rainey

A Tempo this Saturday (10/7 at 7 pm) looks at the story behind a new work that will debut at American Repertory Ballet's season-opening performance next week.

When American Repertory Ballet Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel commissioned choreographer Meredith Rainey for a new work for this year's season, Rainey turned to a young composer he had known from his years with Pennsylvania Ballet. At the time, Miranda Scripp was the daughter of the ballet's conductor and music director, Beatrice Jona Affron, and she is now a music theory and composition student at New York University, with a focus on screen and film scores. A Tempo host Rachel Katz chats with Rainey and Scripp about their work, which will have its world premiere at ARB's opening performance next weekend, Oct. 13 - 15.

Composer Miranda Scripp

This episode also includes an interview with Stiefel about the upcoming performance, which is titled "Elevate," and 2023-2024 season.

American Repertory Ballet Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel
American Repertory Ballet
American Repertory Ballet Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel