Dayton, Ohio (April 27, 2009) – On Sunday May 10 at 3 pm in the Schuster Center, Music Director Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra present Cirque de la Symphonie, the final concert in this season’s DP&L Family Series. Cirque de la Symphonie is a new production formed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. It is an exciting adaptation of artistic performances, widely seen in theaters and arenas everywhere, by many of the best cirque artists in the world, including aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen.
The program, which consists entirely of excerpted movements, begins with Dvo?ák’s Carnival Overture, op. 92 followed by Wagner’s Die Walkure- Ride Of TheValkyries; Bizet’s Danse Boheme from Carmen Suite No. 2; Rimsky-Korsakov’s Danse des Bouffons; Saint-Saens’s Bacchanale from Samson et Delilah; Williams’ Harry’s Wondrous World from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; Khachaturian’s Valse from Masquerade; Chabrier’s Rhapsody for Orchestra from España; Dvorák’s Slavonic Dance, Op. 72 No. 7; Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers from Nutcracker, op.71; and Bizet’s Carmen Suite No 1 – Les Toreadors.
Starting at 2 pm, there will be free, pre-concert “circus-like” activities in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center, which include a magician, a clown/stilt-walker, jugglers, balloon artists, carnival games, face-painting, and a musical petting zoo.
Tickets $10 – $17. Series sponsored by Dayton Power & Light.
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