Trip the Light Fantastic

A fabulous rhythmic journey from Transylvania, through Argentina, to the American West.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trip the Light Fantastic

A fabulous rhythmic journey from Transylvania, through Argentina, to the American West.

 

 

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza | Buy Tickets >>

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza | Buy Tickets >>

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 3:00 PM

Rancho Campana PAC, Camarillo | Buy Tickets >>

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 3:30 PM
Rancho Campana PAC, Camarillo | Buy Tickets >>

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Concert Highlights

 

  • A devotee of Eastern European folk music, Béla Bartók wrote Romanian Folk Dances, a mashup of seven short melodies from Transylvania. Each tune, with its own unique character, lasts no more than a minute and goes with a traditional Romanian dance.
  • Astor Piazzolla was the godfather of nuevo tango, which infuses jazz and classical music into the traditional music and dance of Argentina. The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires is a nuevo tango portrait of the seasons in the southern port city.
  • Composer Gabriela Lena Frank represents a true American melting pot: her father is of Lithuanian Jewish heritage, and her mother is of Peruvian Chinese descent. Works by Frank and bandoneon virtuoso Julien Labro offer plenty of delicious surprises, and we wash it all down with Copland’s delightfully American Hoedown.

Program

 

Michael Christie, conductor

Glwyn and Ruth Chase Music Director Chair

Julien Labro, bandoneon

Jason Vieauxguitar

INCA, The Peruvian Ensemble

 

Bartók Romanian Folk Dances
Gabriela Lena Frank Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout
Julien Labro Canvas, Double Concerto for bandoneon, guitar, & string orchestra
(New West Symphony world premiere commission)
Piazzolla The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Copland Hoedown

 

ENTR’ACTE

Frank Martin Quatre Pieces Breves

 

Preview the Music

Intermission: Something for Everybody

Our intermission gives everyone a chance to enjoy the evening their way. 

  1. Intermission Insights (10 minutes) – Our Music Director Michael Christie spends 10 minutes on stage with the guest artist in a fun and fascinating interview and audience Q&A.
  2. Break (10 minutes) – A great time to use the restroom, order a refreshment from the concessions in the lobby, and catch up with friends.
  3. Entr’acte (10 minutes) – The orchestra performs a short contemporary piece – incredible music you may never hear anywhere else.

Feel free to take your seat, poke your head in, or mingle in the lobby until the second half!

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