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Classical IPR in conversation with Joseph Morrissey on Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet

Interlochen Center for the Arts

The Interlochen Arts Academy production of Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev will be presented February 11, 12 and 13 in Corson Auditorium.

Joseph Morrissey, Interlochen Center for the Arts Director of Dance, shared selections from the ballet on Music at Midday and talked about the upcoming performances.

Morrissey differentiates Romeo and Juliet from familiar ballets like The Nutcracker or The Sleeping Beauty.

“This is really not so much about a magic or an abracadabra kind of thing,” he said, ”as it really is about a human experience. There’s and emotion. There’s a power. There’s a depth that I think everyone will be able to relate to in this ballet.”

Hear the music and discussion by clicking the listen icon above the ballet photograph.

Tickets and information are available at For the Friday and Saturday evening performances as well as the Sunday matinee, use the code IPRCCC at checkout to attend free of charge.

Nancy Deneen is the host of Music at Midday and Music by Request.