The Purple Locket
The Purple Locket is a ballet for orchestra based on a children's story by Lori Joachim Fredrics. The story has an environmentalist theme, and involves a child's dream of space travel to a far away world, the planet, Bleen, which has been devastated by environmental pollution and misuse of resources. After witnessing what life on Earth might soon become, she returns home to spread a warning message, but is lead to believe that her journey was all just a dream. Her only proof of the reality of her journey is a single purple locket given to her by one of the Bleenite children, whom she meets during her journey.