Cirque de la Symphonie is a new production formed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. It is an exciting adaptation of artistic performances widely seen in theaters and arenas everywhere.
Artists include the most amazing veterans of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world—aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen.
Each artist's performance is professionally choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music in collaboration with the maestro.
During a field trip to the Detroit Symphony, young Tony Stradivarius finds a magical book of spells and uses it to control the orchestra. Narrated by composer Paul Dooley, The Conductor’s Spellbook is an exciting and interactive new work that teaches about the instruments of the orchestra and even conducting!
Link Up: The Orchestra Sings!
Melody is one of the universal elements of music. Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. The orchestra sings when its musicians play melodies on their instruments. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra sings.
Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture
Verdi - Overture to Nabucco
Beethoven - Overture to Egmont
Offenbach - Overture to Orpheus in the underworld
Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Mozart - Overture to Don Giovanni
Rossini - Overture to L'Italiana in Algeri
Styne/Sondheim - Overture to Gypsy
Tchaikovksy - 1812 Overture