Gerald Arpino Centennial Festival

Please join us in Chicago!

Oklahoma City Ballet will perform Birthday Variations on September 23 at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, as part of the Arpino Chicago Centennial Celebration. The celebration is in honor of legendary choreographer and Joffrey Ballet co-founder, Gerald Arpino. Oklahoma City Ballet is honored to perform alongside the top ballet companies in the country, including: American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Ballet West, Eugene Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and The Joffrey Ballet.

Choose your adventure

Packages includes:

  • Two (2) or three (3) nights at The Palmer House Hotel where OKCB dancers will stay
  • A Friday evening welcome reception at The Palmer House with hors d’oeuvres and open bar
  • Saturday architectural private cruise with OKC Ballet guests and dancers on the Odyssey Chicago River with a delicious lunch and open bar
  • Tickets to the September 23 (and Sept. 24 for three evening package) performance of The Gerald Arpino Centennial Festival (see full schedule below)
  • Post-performance celebration with patrons and dancers at The Palmer House (hors d’oeuvres and open bar)
  • Transportation to and from the hotel to the Auditorium Theatre and architectural cruise

Guests will arrange their own airfare and airport transfers. Check-in Friday, September 22 and depart Sunday, September 24 (2 night package) OR Monday, September 25 (3 night package).



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Gerald Arpino Centennial Festival Schedule

Saturday, September 23 Sunday, September 24
Birthday Variations Reflections
Oklahoma City Ballet Eugene Ballet
Sea Shadow Valentine
American Ballet Theatre Complexions Contemporary Ballet
L’Air D’Esprit Round of Angels
San Francisco Ballet The Joffrey Ballet
RUTH, Ricordi per Due L’Air D’Esprit
Ballet West San Francisco Ballet
Suite Saint-Saëns Light Rain
The Joffrey Ballet Ballet West

Register today! Packages are limited.


Two nights, one person: $2,100
Two nights, two people: $3,600

Three nights, one person: $2,600
Three nights, two people: $4,200

A 50% deposit will be due within twenty (20) days of invoice. Full payment is due by August 22, 2023. Checks are payable to Oklahoma City Ballet.