A night at the ballet
THE masterful Russian composer Tchaikovsky was only new to the compositions of ballet when he wrote Swan Lake.
The ballet, originally written for his sister's children, did not find favour with audiences initially, but soon after Tchaikovsky's death it would become one of the most ubiquitous pieces of music of all time. Guided by the learned hands of principals Nicole Shipman and Adele Lewis and conductor Greg Butcher, Swan Lake made its spellbinding debut at the South Grafton High School auditorium last Friday night.
Students of the Clarence River Youth Ballet were also introduced to a new experience when the majority of them danced to the music of a live orchestra ? Clarence Valley Conservatorium Sinfonia Orchestra ? for the first time.