NSO Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie / Steven Reineke, conductor
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - Sunday, September 22, 2013

Back by popular demand! Cirque de la Symphonie's aerial artists, jugglers, strong men, illusionists, and more bring the magic of the circus to the Concert Hall. The San Francisco Examiner calls them "dazzling and elegant, if not death-defying!"

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High-flying fantasy soars once again over the Concert Hall with Cirque de la Symphonie--back by popular demand with the NSO Pops in an all-new program! Acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, strongmen, and more perform astonishing feats uniquely choreographed to the music of Wagner, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Rossini, Sibelius, and others. As aerialists take flight above the stage, the NSO Pops provide plenty of orchestral suspense, turning the concert into an entertainment extravaganza. Get ready to enjoy your favorite music--and some of the most nail-biting circus acts you've ever seen--in a thrilling spectacle the San Francisco Examiner calls "dazzling and elegant if not death-defying!"

Performance Timing:  Approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

Program and Notes

    Dmitri Shostakovich
    Festive Overture, Op. 96
    Aram Khachaturian
    Suite No. 1 from Gayaneh
    Arturo Marquez
    Danzón No. 2
    Leonard Bernstein
    Overture to Candide
    Aram Khachaturian
    "Lesginka" from Gayaneh
    La boutique fantasque
    Manuel De Falla
    Spanish Dance No. 1 from La Vida Breve
    Camillle Saint-Saëns
    "Bacchanale" from Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
    Bedrich Smetana
    Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride
    Richard Wagner
    "The Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Walküre
    Manuel De Falla
    "Ritual Fire Dance" from El amor brujo
    Leo Delibes
    Cortège de Bacchus from Sylvia

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