Mark Morris Dance Group

ADF Commission


Durham Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, June 19, 7:00pm
Thursday, June 20, 8:00pm


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ADF Co-Commission!

Mark Morris returns to Durham with Pepperland, a unique tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, accompanied live by an unprecedented chamber music ensemble of voice, soprano saxophone, two keyboards, theremin, and percussion. Ethan Iverson’s original score intermingles arrangements of the songs “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “A Day in the Life,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Within You Without You,” and “Penny Lane” with six Pepper-inspired original pieces intended especially for Morris’ profound understanding of classical forms: Allegro, Scherzo, Adagio, and the blues. This is a must-see for dance and Beatles fans alike.

“..a truly joyous, celebratory work of art…brilliant homage to one of the great rock albums.”–The Telegraph

Read “Investing in Dance: The Support That Makes Pepperland Possible”

Post-performance discussion, led by Mark Morris, is Thursday, June 20.

The 2019 Fête follows the performance on Wednesday, June 19.
You can purchase your separate Fête ticket HERE. Please note that tickets to the Mark Morris Dance Group performance on Wednesday, June 19 are NOT included with your Fête ticket.

Parking for Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)
Parking is convenient at DPAC with five parking decks surrounding the center. In total, there are over 4,500 parking spaces within 1/10 to 3/10 mile from the center. Click here for information and location of parking decks. Parking will also be available in the VIP lot directly in front of DPAC (on Vivian Street) for $10 CASH paid to the attendant at the gate.

Pepperland is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works.

Enlarged PDF of program available here.