Monday, Oct.31, 2016
Music & Dance
Symphony of Dance
Orchestra, chorus and dancers join for special show
Lynne Preston, CSO Chorus Sec.
n November 12 at 7:30 p.m., prepare to be swept off your feet in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre by The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 season opener, CIRQUE, featuring Blink Acro, dancer/contortionist Zoey Howe, The Fraser Valley Academy of Dance and The Valley Babes.
The diversified content and passionate experience will unite high-quality live artistic entertainment with the storytelling magic that defines wonder and delight. Featuring a performance that blends the best in circus arts and orchestral music, the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra will transport you to a world of sublime beauty and emotion as it walks the exhilarating tightrope of the heart.
In keeping with their traditional recognition of Remembrance Day at the first performance of each season, this year, the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus has invited The Crescent Beach Pipe Band to open the concert with a stirring tribute to both Canadian war veterans, and to those personnel who continue to serve.
And if you were in the audience for last year’s CIRQUE performance, don’t even imagine this concert will simply be a repeat of the same. Blink Acro has prepared fresh new acrobatic magic for your entertainment. As well as aerial silks and swing poles, an amazing cube juggler has also been added to their lineup. A thrilling trampoline act will be further enhanced by a third acrobat. Of course it goes without saying, all these acts just sparkle when accompanied by the wonderful music of the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra.
Just to provide a hint of what is to come from the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at this year’s Dec. 10th annual Christmas performance, ballerinas from The Fraser Valley Academy of Dance are set to perform one movement from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, “Dance of the Mirlitons.”
For an especially unique touch to the evening’s line-up, the orchestra will treat the audience to its own version of “Puttin on the Ritz” with a little help from special guests, The Valley Babes.
Packed with colourful action, music and dance, the evening is certain to be an enjoyable experience for the entire family, both young and old alike. The entire evening’s entertainment will hold particular appeal to young students of gymnastics and dance.
Last year CIRQUE sold out a week before the performance date so be sure to get your tickets early for the best seats in the house. Admission starts at $25 (students $15) and family rates are available.
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