Greensboro Symphony, October 5, 2013 Performance broadcast November 1 @ 8pm
The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra (GSO) and Greensboro Ballet joined forces this October for a thrilling concert series entitled “Invitation to Dance!” This season opener was one of the Greensboro Symphony’s most dynamic performances to date, featuring exhilarating masterpieces familiar to all.
Weber’s lush “Invitation to Dance” gently guides the audience into the world of European Romance, leading us to Berlioz’s triumphant and exciting “Hungarian March.” The exotic masterpiece “Danse Bacchanale” paints a vivid picture of the destruction of the majestic Temple of Dagon, while Borodin’s “Polovetsian Dances” from Prince Igor deliver some of the most memorable music in Russian history. The “Symphonic Dances” from Bernstein’s beloved musical West Side Story take listeners on a musical whirlwind, evoking the eccentricity, passion, serenity and incredible power of true love. Finally, Ravel’s “La Valse” provides a musical portrait of the evolution of the waltz, leading to an ending as explosive as classical music can provide.
This dynamic concert features classical masterpieces that will entertain audiences of ALL ages!
Who: Dmitry Sitkovetsky conducts the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in “Invitation to Dance,” alongside Greensboro Ballet company members Dario Azarte, Nina Bass, Jacky Hauser, Breanne Horne and special guests Jeff Wolfe and Preston Swovelin. With appearances by Marci Laird, Ashley Presson and Sussanah Wares.
What: Weber – “Invitation to the Dance”
Berlioz – “Hungarian March” from Damnation of Faust
Saint-Saëns – “Danse Bacchanale” from Samson & Delilah
Khachaturian – “Valse” from Masquerade
Khachaturian – “Sabre Dance” from Gayane
Borodin – “Polovetsian Dances” from Prince Igor
Bernstein – “Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story
Ravel – “La Valse”