Strauss, Borodin, Adams, Stravinsky
Welcome to the ultimate end of year dance party.
Conducted by Stanley Dodds, Principal Conductor of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and one of Australia’s most accomplished and celebrated classical music expats, this program brings us a sublime and characterful collection of orchestral bangers united by their links to the dancefloor - from the salubrious ballrooms of Vienna to the iconic ballet stages of the Opéra de Paris.
Beginning with the waltz to end all waltzes (don’t @ me), we open with Strauss’ opulent An der schönen, blauen Donau - The Blue Danube. We will then journey through the charming, folkish Polovtsian Dances by Borodin, packed with gusto and just too many iconic tunes to quote. Then, let’s all head nod to Adams’ The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra, a propulsive and distinctly modern work, hinting at the schmaltz and glamour of the Americas. Finally, prepare yourselves for Stravinsky’s masterful Firebird Suite. Spoiler alert: the Infernal Dances arrives with an infamous BANG.
This delightfully varied and colourful program will be performed with SYO’s signature pizzazz and style and, under the baton of the esteemed Stanley Dodds, will be a spectacular finale to 2022. Let’s boogie!
Johann, Jr. STRAUSS ‘The Blue Danube’ (An der schönen, blauen Donau), op. 314
BORODIN Polovtsian Dances
ADAMS The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919)
Stanley Dodds, Conductor