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Music at Gretna Adds Dance to Classical Concerts

Written by Cary Burkett, Arts & Culture Desk and witf Host | Aug 14, 2012 5:28 PM

Music at Gretna is presenting a series of concerts called Intersections which explores classical music and the dance.  The third concert in the series takes place August 24, called “Beethoven and Schubert Have a Ball” performed by the Momenta Quartet and dancers.  

On August 26, the final concert in the series will be presented, featuring a new dance based on Igor Stravinsky’s music for his ballet, The Rite of Spring Ting-Yu Chen, choreographer and artistic director of the Flying Lions Dance Company, and associate professor at Shenandoah University in Virginia, created the dance. The music will be performed by pianists Charles Abramovic and Matthew Bengston, playing piano four-hands. The performance begins at 7:30 at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse.  The concert is co-sponsored by David & Susan Wood and Daniel & Patricia Hottenstein.

 

Below you can hear our interview with Ting-Yu Chen about creating the dance for the Music at Gretna performance.

 

Published in Center Stage

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