Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sinfonietta of Riverdale Opens 2009-2010 Season This Weekend

This Sunday, 10/18, the Sinfonietta of Riverdale will kick off their 2009-2010 season with a concert titled, "AMERICAN BALLET." Here's some info from the press release:
"AMERICAN BALLET" features music by two of America's greatest composers written at the request of the visionary dancer and choreographer, Martha Graham. Samuel Barber's Medea, strikingly blends the classic with the modern in a musical retelling of the Greek tragedy, while Appalachian Spring marks Copland's embrace of the charm and soulfulness of America's folk traditions. Each work will be performed in its original version for a group of thirteen to fifteen musicians. Two more works will fill out the program: chorales by J. S. Bach and Cesar Franck, both of which were choreographed by Ms. Graham. Originally for piano, on the 18th they will be performed by fifteen musicians in transcriptions created exclusively for the Sinfonietta.
The concert will take place this Sunday, 10/18, at 2:30pm at the Riverdale Temple (4545 Independence Avenue @ 246th). There's even free parking. Ticket pricing is as follows: Standard $35, Senior/Riverdale Temple Member $25, Student $15. Purchase via website or send checks to: 3875 Waldo Ave. #6E, Bronx, NY 10463


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