Dances of the World
Calvin Presbyterian Church
26 Delisle Ave, Toronto, ON M4V 1S5, Canada
Dance and music have always been closely related. Music typically served as a way for dancers to express themselves through movement, but some exquisite composers have also found inspiration from dance to present their own unique musical ideas. Copland, Gershwin, Ginastera, Bartok and Piazzolla are some of the finest 20th century composers who where inspired by dances from all over the world. Canada, China, United States, Russia, Mexico, Cuba, Albania, Romania and Argentina will be represented in the opening concert of Season #12 under the baton of guest conductor Lorenzo Guggenheim. This unique program highlights the rhythmic aspects of each local tradition and the colours of every section of the orchestra, with several inspired solos from most instruments. It is music to be heard, and also, to be danced!
On the program
Ginastera - Danzas del ballet EstanciaBartok - Rumanian Folk DancesMarquez - Danzon 2Piazzolla - Verano PortenoGliere - Russian Sailors Dance
Brahms - Hungarian DancesCopland -HoedownGaqi - Albanian Festive DanceGershwin - Cuban Overture
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