The JCC Orchestra will present a collection of popular, symphonic dances sure to lighten your step on Sunday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center. “Dance the Night Away” will feature The Three-Cornered Hat by Manuel de Falla, Slavonic Dances by Dvorak and The Beautiful Blue Danube by Strauss.
The Three-Cornered Hat uses traditional Andalusian folk music. The two songs sung by the mezzo-soprano are examples of cante-jondo singing, which often accompanies flamenco music, telling a story that is often sad.
The two series of Slavonic Dances, representing Dvorak at his most fresh and invigorating, are foundations of the four-hand piano repertoire, and have become even more popular in their orchestral versions.
The Beautiful Blue Danube, a waltz composed by Strauss in 1867, has been one of the most consistently popular pieces of music in the classical repertoire. Originally accompanied by a song text, Strauss adapted it into a purely orchestral version, in which it is most successfully performed today.
Founded in 1916, the carefully cultivated JCC Orchestra maintains a long history as the predecessor to the Louisville Orchestra and one of the oldest continuous community orchestras in the country. Today the orchestra performs an exciting, diverse repertoire featuring selections from romantic classical standards to toe-tapping Broadway classics that are perfect for a group outing or a fun family night.
Music Director Aaron Boaz takes the podium in his fifth season, but is no stranger to the JCC Orchestra, as he has served as artist-in-residence for several years, as well as a featured soloist numerous times. Boaz holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Louisville and a Master of Music in Violin Performance from Northwestern University.
Single tickets for the performance are available for $12 for non-members, $10 for JCC members and seniors and $8 for students. Tickets may be purchased by calling 459-0660 or at the front desk at the JCC. Group tickets are available upon request.