“The quality of performance could be favorably compared even to that of the New York City Ballet”... “World-class choreography, dancers, and live music”... ... That is how local and national critics have reacted to past performances at the Ballet Pro Musica Festival at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. In partnership with the NHCC, Ballet Pro Musica presents its 7th summer season, "The Spirit of Romance," Fri & Sat, Aug 9 & 10 at 8 pm and Sun, Aug 11 at 2 pm. The Festival's artistic partners, National Ballet of Mexico, La Catrina Quartet and pianist Jacquelyn Helin will present a celebration of the music of Vivaldi, Prokofiev, Massenet and Dvorak, featuring two World Premieres: "Vivaldi for 13 Dancers." Music: Antonio Vivaldi, "L'estro Armonico." ** "Night Shadows." Music: Sergei Prokofiev, "Sonata No. 2 in F Minor for Violin & Piano, Op. 80 ** WORLD PREMIERE: "Icarus." Music: Jules Massenet, "Meditation from Thais." ** WORLD PREMIERE : "Encantos." Music: Antonin Dvorak, "Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat Major, Op. 87. Regular Tickets: $35-78 by phone or in person at NHCC Box Office, 505-724-4771; online at balletpromusica.org Premium Tickets to Red Carpet Lounge, $125, Fri, Aug 9 & Sat, Aug 10, 6:30 pm: Includes orchestra seat, hors d"oeuvres, wines, desserts, meet the artists, pre-performance symposium or backstage tour, private entrance to theatre. Red Carpet Lounge and groups of 10 or more: Call Ballet Pro Musica, 505-352-1281.