Fri, Oct 21, 8 pm
Straz Center

Sat, Oct 22, 8 pm
Mahaffey Theater

Sun, Oct 23, 7:30 pm
Ruth Eckerd Hall


Michael Francis leads a night devoted to the great tradition of ballet music – from the breathtaking beauty of Tchaikovsky’s classic Swan Lake to the enthralling madness of the only piece to spark a riot at an orchestra concert, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. The concert starts with a different kind of movement and rhythm, Michael Abels’ Delights & Dances, a multicultural mix of jazz, blues, bluegrass and Latin elements from the composer best known for his Oscar-winning score to Get Out.

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Michael Francis dirige una noche dedicada a la gran tradicion de la musica de ballet, desde la impresionante belleza del classico ‘El Lago de los Cisnes’ de Tchaikovsky, hasta la fascinante locura de la unica pieza que provoco un alboroto en un concierto de orquesta, ‘La Consagracion de la Primavera’ de Stravinsky. El concierto comienza con un movimiento y ritmo diferente, ‘Delicias y Danzas’ de Michael Abels, una mezcla multicultural de jazz, blues, bluegrass y elementos latinos del compositor mejor conocido por su partitura ‘Get Out’ que fue premiada con un Oscar.

Michael Abels
(b. 1962)
Delights and Dances ♫

Peter I. Tchaikovsky
Selected Suite from Swan Lake
Act I, Introduction Moderato assai
Act I, No. 2 Waltz (Valse) Tempo di Valse
Act II, No. 10 Introduction Moderato
Act II, No. 13 Variation IV Scene Allegro moderato
Act II, No. 13 Variation V Pas d’Action Andante — Andante non troppo — Allegro
Act III, No. 20a Danse Russe Moderato — Andante semplice — Allegro vivo — Presto
Act IV, No. 29 Finale Andante — Allegro agitato — Alla breve. Moderato e maestoso — Moderato

– Intermission –

Igor Stravinsky
Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) *
PART I: Adoration of the Earth
Introduction The Augurs of Spring—Dances of the Young Girls
Ritual of Abduction
Spring Rounds
Ritual of the Rival Tribes
Procession of the Sage The Sage
Dance of the Earth
PART II: The Sacrifice
Mystic Circle of the Young Girls
Glorification of the Chosen One
Evocation of the Ancestors
Ritual Action of the Ancestors
Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)

♫ Music represented by Subito Music Publisher
* Morse Family Foundation Music Collection; Estab. 1996

Program Notes

Author Kurt Loft, freelance writer and former music critic for The Tampa Tribune, provides detailed and informative program notes about the pieces on this program. Click here to read online.

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On the Blog

In movies, classical music can make the scene stay with you long after the film ends. Writer Kurt Loft picks his top 10 masterpieces in movies, inspired by this weekend’s concert of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Click here to read more.

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Fri, Oct 21, 8 pm
Straz Center

Sat, Oct 22, 8 pm
Mahaffey Theater

Sun, Oct 23, 7:30 pm
Ruth Eckerd Hall

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