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The Schimmel’s closing out their 2014-2015 season with Gelsey Kirkland Ballet’s take on Don Quixote, rising opera stars, and Tony Award-winner Ben Vereen.

Don Quixote
Thursday and Friday, May 14 and 15 |  7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 16 |  2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

This delightful ballet is based on the famous story of Don Quixote, the visionary who tilts windmills and sees beauty where others see only squalor. On his chivalrous quest for love, he finds the lady of his dreams when he happens upon Kitri, the spirited daughter of the town’s innkeeper. But the fetching peasant girl is at first too busy sparring with Basilio the barber to take any notice of the errant knight’s declarations of courtly love. As romantic misadventures ensue, dusty Spanish streets and festive visions of toreadors and gypsies provide the backdrop for this enchanting farcical balletic romp performed by Gelsey Kirkland Ballet. 

VOCE: Rising Opera Stars in Recital Featuring Heidi Melton (soprano) with Pianist John Parr
Sunday, May 17 | 3:00 p.m.

The young American dramatic soprano has been called "the Wagnerian voice we have been waiting for since Flagstad and Nilsson" (La Press), a voice that is "big, gleaming, and tonally resplendent" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Ben Vereen in Concert
Saturday, May 30 |  7:30 p.m.

The legendary Ben Vereen has claimed the stage as his first love and passion—so he’s taking his one-man concert to Schimmel! Few entertainers are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen, best known for his theatrical roles in PippinWicked, and many more; join him as he covers many of the musical highlights of his, and performs with a three-piece live music back-up.

Plus…Pace students have access to $10 student balcony tickets available for advance purchase in person at the box office. Student rush orchestra tickets (subject to availability) are available for purchase at the box office on the day of the performance.