On Friday, May 10, 2019 The Rock School will join the Curtis Institute of Music for a world-premiere, live performance on stage, at The Kimmel Center.
Network and mix with Philadelphia’s business community at a lavish cocktail hour featuring a silent auction set high above Broad Street with grand views of the city skyline from the Kimmel Center’s balcony and mezzanine. Experience a magnificent world-premiere performance in the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater – featuring an original Rock ballet set to a never before heard score composed by The Curtis Institutes composer Elise Arancio, choreographed by alumni/Resident Choreographer & Associate Director, Justin Allen–and performed live by Rock School dancers with a Curtis Institute ensemble. Gala performances include vignettes from our international dancers.
Upgrade your evening and enjoy a delectable, Cuban inspired, dining experience under the stars in the Kimmel’s expansive Commonwealth Plaza enlivened by the music of Conjunto, a live auction with Hosts from QVC, and the ambiance of Havana Nights.
This benefit is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors and our Gala Co-Chairs:
Ali Bauer Crouch
Brown Brothers Harriman
Lauren R. Baer
Assistant U.S. Attorney, US Attorney's Office
Call 215 551 7010 ext 1115 for more details
When World-Class Dance meets the business community, Philadelphia wins…
The Rock School/Curtis Institute of Music collaboration, is a partnership envisioned by the late Dr. Milton L. Rock–joins the superior talents of two world-renowned cultural institutions, right here in Philadelphia.
Havana Nights will highlight the talent of our students from all over the world, including the Ramirez triplets from Cuba. With funds raised from our annual events, The Rock School was able to arrange for these exceptionally talented, identical triplets to depart their Cuban homeland and come to Philadelphia so they could train to become dancers in the best companies in the world.
Help make dance accessible to all–for 26,000 Philadelphia Public school children in need, and for dancers from across the globe.