AMPAG, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Queensland Symphony Orchestra:The Ballet Beautiful

The Ballet Beautiful

March 2020

Sun 15 

11:30 AM

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

QPAC Concert Hall

BrisbaneQLD

 
 

The dynamic melodies that have powered the feet of dancers through the ages.

Conductor Simon Hewett
Host 
Guy Noble
Soloist 
Alex Miller, horn

PROGRAM INCLUDES:
Rameau Selections fromLes Indes Galantes
GluckDance of the Blessed Spirits fromOrfeo ed Euridice
GluckDance of the Furies fromOrfeo ed Euridice
Saint-SaënsBacchanale from Samson et Delilah
Verdi Le Ballet de la Reine "La Peregrina” fromDon Carlos
Delibes Excerpts fromCoppélia
Saint-SaënsMorceau de Concertfor Horn and Orchestra

In the 15th century, a new form of dance emerged and within a couple of hundred years it had taken Europe by storm.

Ballet was the court entertainment of King Louis XIV in the 1600s, and by the 1800s, was so popular that every composer who wanted to have their opera performed in Paris, had to work out how to get a ballet into the plot! In this first Music on Sundays concert for 2020, we’ll take your ears on a journey through the history of French ballet, from the early court music through to the opera house, showcasing the gorgeous and dynamic melodies that have powered the feet of dancers through the ages!