Forthcoming Events

The Cellist
Following its triumphant première in 2020, Philip Feeney’s score for Cathy Marston’s one act ballet The Cellist will return to the Royal Ballet this autumn. Based on the life of Jacqueline du Pré, Marston's evocative choreography, at turns joyful and poignant, was awarded 5 stars by the Daily Telegraph, and Feeney's score pays fitting homage to the rich classical cello repertoire. At its heart is the grandeur of the Elgar Cello Concerto, arguably the quintessence of Jacqueline Du Pré’s musical persona. It is presented in a double bill at the Royal Opera House with Valentino Zucchetti’s Anemoi from the 20th October 2023.
Furthermore, The Cellist will be also revived by Ballett Zürich at the Opernhaus in Zürich in their spring programme from the 17th March 2024.

Michael Pink’s celebrated depiction of the Dark Lord will be revived by Milwaukee Ballet at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee this coming October. Feeney’s music for Dracula has thrilled (and chilled) audiences worldwide, including in performances earlier this year in Japan, where it was included in the cultural programme accompanying the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Performances are scheduled from 26th October 2023.

Excitingly, Cathy Marston’s outstanding interpretation of Edith Wharton’s well-loved novella, Ethan Frome will be performed by what is now Marston’s home company, Ballett Zürich, as part of an appetising triple bill including Infra by Wayne McGregor and Glass Pieces by Jerome Robbins. Philip Feeney’s critically acclaimed score for Snowblind weaves the music of Arvo Pärt with that of American composers Arthur Foote and Amy Beach, together with his own music, into a wonderfully convincing musical narrative. There are performances at the Opernhaus, Zürich, throughout the autumn from 6th October 2023.

Jane Eyre
Philip Feeney’s score for Cathy Marston’s powerful ballet, Jane Eyre, will be performed by Hamburg Ballett. Composed in 2016 for Northern Ballet, and already in the repertoire of both American Ballet Theater and Joffrey Ballet, it is now included in legendary director and choreographer John Neumeier’s last season for Hamburg Ballett. The score for Jane Eyre, which blends music of the early 19th century with Feeney’s own original compositions, memorably underscores and even powers the well-known Brontë narrative, making for a compelling and emotional work of theatre. It premières in Hamburg on 3rd December 2023.

Ballet Central Annual Tour 2024
At this time of year Feeney turns his attention to another exciting year of Ballet Central. The programme will be announced later in the autumn.