We will finish our season of dance music with a Spanish flourish! Join us for a thrilling performance of Flamenco music with Kansas City’s own Flamenco group - Ensemble Iberica. Hear the rhythms and melodies of Spain as the orchestra is joined by guitar, percussion, and vocals. Watch as the drama of the Flamenco dance is brought to life on stage at Hammons Hall. It will be a great way to cap a season of our Dance Mix!
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At our final Classical masterworks concert of the year, we bring Europe’s many dance traditions together. You will hear a traditional, elegant, and swirling Viennese waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr., the “Waltz King.” You will enjoy the stately and classical Rococo Variations with Hellam Competition Winner Bryan Cheng on the cello. We conclude our concert with Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, which includes foot-stomping dances and yodeling from one of Mahler’s early songs, Hans und Grete. "Dance around, around!" the song goes. "Let whoever is happy weave in and out! Let whoever has cares find his way home."
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Hear the orchestra dance in this night of catchy rhythms and toe-tapping melodies. We open with the evocative, jazzy, and nostalgic Dances in the Canebrakes by Florence Price, the first African-American woman composer to have her work performed by major orchestras. We will also play Rachmaninoff’s fascinating Symphonic Dances, which was originally intended to be a ballet score, but eventually became a meditation on ecclesiastical chant motifs.
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The Pas de Deux is a grand duet - a love story in ballet form - and at this concert we present the epic love story of Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe. Gorgeous and lush, this orchestral masterpiece also features our local university choirs. Additionally, we are delighted to present American composer Amy Beach’s courtly and elegant Bal Masque for the first time in Springfield, Missouri.
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