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“Let’s Dance” at the North Carolina Symphony’s Final 2009-2010 Young People’s Concert | Mar 13

The North Carolina Symphony and Music Director Grant Llewellyn invite the whole family to an engaging look at dance forms from around the globe. “Let’s Dance,” the final installment of the Symphony’s 2009-2010 Young People’s Concert Series, explores the unique artistry and movements behind tango, tarantella, can can, classical ballet, and American and African folk traditions, among others.

The concert takes place at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Saturday, March 13, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Jennifer Chang — Gu Zheng Master

Designed for families and children ages 4-12, the hour-long Young People’s Concerts are a perfect introduction to music as an interdisciplinary art form. In “Let’s Dance,” the Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble, Asheville dancers Heidi Kulas and Tyler Mercereau and celebrated guzheng soloist Jennifer Chang join the Symphony to perform works ranging from Tchaikovsky to country and western. The result is an unrivaled opportunity to bring children to live music through an original and fun family outing.

Before both performances, families can join Symphony members and the Marbles Kids Museum for the Marbles Learn Your Notes and Be the Conductor activities. The Symphony also hosts the hands-on Instrument Zoo, giving children the chance to try out orchestra instruments and learn from the pros.

Tickets to this Young People’s Concert Series performance are $15. Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601.

For tickets and more information, visit the North Carolina Symphony Web site at ncsymphony.org or call 919.733.2750.

Concert/Event Listing:

North Carolina Symphony
Young People’s Concert: Let’s Dance

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
March 13, 2010, 11am and 2pm
Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, N.C.

Program Listing:

North Carolina Symphony
Young People’s Concert: Let’s Dance
Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
March 13, 2010

African Welcome Dance
Traditional
Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble

Minuets I and II from Platee
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764)
Heidi Kulas and Tyler Mercereau, dancers

Waltz from Serenade for Strings, Op. 48
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
Heidi Kulas and Tyler Mercereau, dancers

The “Butterfly Lovers” Concerto
Chen Gang / Ho Zhanhao
Jennifer Chang, guzheng

Blue Tango
Leroy Anderson (1908–1975)
Heidi Kulas and Tyler Mercereau, dancers

La Boutique fantasque
Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936)
Tarentella
Mazurka
Can Can
Galop

Duke Ellington Fantasy
Ralph Hermann (1914‑1994)
Heidi Kulas and Tyler Mercereau, dancers

Foggy Mountain Breakdown from Country and Western Hits
Arr. William Holcombe
Heidi Kulas and Tyler Mercereau, dancers

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