January 28, 2011

Pops Concert This Weekend Features Spectacular Music & Dance!

For the first time ever on the Pops season, the RPO is teaming up with Rochester City Ballet for Dance Mix – tonight and Saturday night at 8:00 pm at Kodak Hall.

I had a chance to see last night’s rehearsal and the combination of music and dance was really spectacular! Gershwin’s Three Preludes was appropriately jazzy and sultry, and in addition to the amazing RCB dancers featured our wonderful Principal Clarinetist Kenny Grant.

Jeff Tyzik’s Bravo! Colorado evocatively depicted both the epic grandeur and the delicate beauty of the alpine setting that inspired it. Use this link to read about Bravo! Colorado from a dancer's perspective.

The evening also includes Duke Ellington’s version of the Nutcracker Suite as well as other music with dance themes, such as Arnold’s lilting Four Scottish Dances and the Latin rhythms of Marquez’ Danzon No. 2.
Tickets are still available for this weekend’s concerts and start at $15. Click here for more concert information.

(Bravo! Colorado photo by Tim Leverett)

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