NORTH MANCHESTER — A program of dance music from the Renaissance through the 20th century, and around the globe, is on tap for the first concert of the Manchester Symphony Orchestra’s 83rd season.
Join the orchestra for a whirlwind, toe-tapping tour of movement-inspired music at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, in Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus of Manchester University.
Invitation to the Dance features Manchester University professors Beate Gilliar and Jim Brumbaugh-Smith dancing to Leroy Anderson’s “Blue Tango.”
Conductor Debra Lynn also selected the following works: “Ancient Airs and Dances” by Ottorino Respighi, “Pavane” by Gabriel Faure, “Russian Sailor’s Dance” from “The Red Poppy” by Reinhold Gliére, “Ritual Fire Dance” from El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla, “Invitation to the Dance” by Carl Maria von Weber and “Hoe-Down from Rodeo” by Aaron Copland.
Tickets are $15 general admission. Admission is free for MU students, faculty and staff, as well as anyone age 18 and younger. Go to www.manchestersymphonyorchestra.org for tickets.
The concert is part of the Values, Ideas and the Arts series, which offers academic enrichment for Manchester University students.