‘The Seasons’ staged in Mount Vernon

A whole year’s worth of seasons unfolds as Northwest Ballet brings its newest work, “The Seasons,” to Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall on Saturday.

The music is by Russian Alexander Glazunov with choreography by Northwest Ballet artistic director John Bishop.

The story flows from a mythological theme based on the four seasons. In “Winter,” dancers illustrate some severe elements of a Russian winter including ice, wind, hail and snow, according to press material about the ballet.

To help thaw the chilly mood, “Spring” follows and the scene is set with images of zephyrs, flowers and songbirds.

The season of “Summer” unveils with an idyllic scene of cornflowers, poppies and golden sheaths of grain while satyrs, fauns and nymphs frolic. Finally, “Autumn” arrives with a Bacchanalia in praise of wine and abundance, the press materials said.

The ballet concludes as characters representing each of the four seasons join in with the final revelry, recalling music from the previous seasons.

“The Seasons” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon.

Tickets are $30, $25 and $20. Call 360-416-7727, ext. 2, or 866-624-6897, ext. 2 or go to www.mcintyrehall.org.

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