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November 19, 2017

Embracing The Dance

Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts
250 E Beach Street
Watsonville, CA 95076

Date & Time

November 19, 2017

Starts at 2:00 PM and ends at 4:30 PM

11/19/2017
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Overview

"We open the concert with living American composer John Adam's suave and extraordinary Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra. We then hear American composer Leonard Bernstein’s exhilarating Symphonic Dances from his score for the musical West Side Story provide the thrilling center of this program. While the funeral march from Beethoven’s 7th symphony contains one of the most monumental moments in music, it is the lighter, joyful moments in the symphony that prompted Wagner to declare this work “The Apotheosis of the Dance.” "