Forthcoming Events

The Cellist
Philip Feeney’s score for the Royal Ballet's new production The Cellist, with choreography by the award-winning Cathy Marston, will enjoy a welcome revival with Ballett Zurich. It will be performed at the Opernhaus, Zurich, and will run from 30th April until mid-June 2023. 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.
Later this year there are plans for a further revival of The Cellist at the Royal Ballet in London, where the work was triumphantly premièred in 2020. Please refer to the Royal Ballet postings for details.

3 Feeney/Pink Ballets in 2023
Three full-length ballets composed by Philip /Feeney and choreographed by Michael Pink are being scheduled by Milwaukee Ballet this year. They include:

Hunchback of NotreDame
Northern Ballet Theatre's 1998 vivid drama receives a timely 25th birthday present with the revival by Milwaukee Ballet at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee on March 23rd – 26th. Noted for its colourful staging, powerful and emotional score, and the unsurpassed in-depth psychology that Pink invests in the dance portrayal of Victor Hugo’s time-honoured story, it is an exciting and welcome addition to the company’s repertoire.

Peter Pan
The boy who never grew up flies once more. Feeney's colourful and thrilling score for Michael Pink's Peter Pan returns to Milwaukee Ballet, the company where it originated in May. It can be caught at the Marcus Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, May 11th – 14th.

There are also plans to programme Michael Pink’s Dracula in the autumn in Milwaukee. This classic dance drama has thrilled audiences worldwide, including performances later this year in Japan, where it was included in the cultural programme accompanying the Tokyo Olympics. It is fantastic to see it returning to Milwaukee Ballet. Please check the Milwaukee Ballet website for details

Ballet Central Annual Tour 2023
Moreover the Feeney/Pink celebration even applies to the forthcoming Ballet Central calendar this year, where an excerpt from Michael Pink’s powerful ballet, Mirror Mirror is included in the characteristically varied and exciting tour programme. Feeney’s bright and effervescent score has been reconfigured as an exciting orchestral mix of live piano, software orchestra and recorded live performers that lift the music off the page.
Moreover, Feeney's work continues to contribute to Ballet Central's extraordinary and long-standing success with an exhilarating new collaboration with choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple. Feeney previously worked with her on her breakout dance art films she made in 2009, and it is with great pleasure that this collaboration is being revisited.

Excitingly, Cathy Marston’s outstanding interpretation of Edith Wharton’s well-loved novella, Ethan Frome returns to the stage in the USA. Nashville Ballet will be preforming it in their New in Nashville, series at the TPAC in April. Philip Feeney’s critically acclaimed score weaves the music of Arvo Pärt with that of Arthur Foote and Amy Beach, together with his own music, into a wonderfully convincing musical narrative.