Wartime Elegy | Alexei Ratmansky | Pacific Northwest Ballet2022-10-05T11:43:08-07:00

Wartime Elegy


Valentin Silvestrov (Four Postludes for Piano and String Orchestra); Ukrainian Village Music


Alexei Ratmansky

Scenic Design

Wendall K. Harrington

Costume Design

Moritz Junge


Matvi Vaisberg

Lighting Design

Reed Nakayama


September 23, 2022; Pacific Northwest Ballet

The 2022 world premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s Wartime Elegy is principally supported by Peter & Peggy Horvitz, with additional support from Leslie Yamada and Aya Stark Hamilton.

Valentin Silvestrov Four Postludes for Piano and String Orchestra used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors Company, Sole U.S. and Canadian agent for Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG, Mainz, Germany, publisher and copyright owner.

Program Notes

“hey guys, play it like our glorious Dovbush* used to celebrate. play!”

“hey musicians, play fast polka, girls get ready and join hands. oh mommy!” 

Translation by Alexei Ratmansky

*Olexa Dovbush was a Ukrainian folk hero, often compared to Robin Hood.

Dedicated to the people of Ukraine.


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