Carolina Ballet: Serenade

  • Dates: April 26, 2018 - April 29, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Presenting Organization: Carolina Ballet
  • Venue: Memorial Auditorium
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Phone: 919.996.8700
  • Times: 8pm Thurs.-Sat.; 2pm Sat.-Sun.
  • Admission: $32-$76+


Serenade is the first original ballet George Balanchine created in America and it has not been performed by Carolina Ballet since its inaugural season in 1998. Although Balanchine insisted Serenade had no “story”, the ballet is not without meaning. More poetry than narrative, it is the imagery of dreams and mystery, danced in the moonlight. While its true meaning has been debated since its creation, one thing is sure…Serenade is the romance of Tchaikovsky’s music come to life.