Simon Hurst/Oklahoma City Ballet
Simon Hurst/Oklahoma City Ballet

Friday, Feb. 7-Sunday, Feb. 9

Oklahoma City Ballet sets the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall stage with three premieres this weekend. George Balanchine’s Rubies, an Oklahoma premiere, opens the program’s triple bill set to music by Stravinsky and inspired by the work of jewelry designer Claude Arpels. Choreographer Matthew Neenan’s Exurgency follows with its world premire. The night builds up to the world premiere of Carmen, OKC Ballet Master Jacob Sparso’s dramatic interpretation of Bizet’s opera of the same name. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7; 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Tickets are $25-$61, available at