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Lakeside Symphony Orchestra with Pointe of Departure Ballet


Aug 2, 2014
08:15pm – 10:00pm

Hoover Auditorium (map)

The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and Pointe of Departure Ballet company will collaborate for their 14th performance in the Annual Iva M. Clark Memorial Con­cert at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 in Hoover Auditorium.

This year’s presentation, a “Salute to Vienna,” includes music by the Strauss fami­ly. This new production will showcase world-class dancers in an entertaining format.

Thirteen popular selec­tions by the Strauss family will be played, emulating the famous New Year’s Day pro­gram by the Vienna Philhar­monic.

Johann Strauss became fa­mous for his waltzes and set the foundation for his sons to carry on his musical dy­nasty.

Starting in the early 19th cen­tury, their waltzes took Vien­na by storm and spread across Eu­rope.

“ Mor ­genblätter (Morning Jour­nal)” will open the program, followed by the “Annen-Pol­ka” and a Czardas from the opera, Ritter Pasman.

“Emperor Waltz,” one of J. Strauss’ most famous waltz­es, will be followed by the “Leichts Blut Polka Schnell” and “Egyptian March.”

The second half of the LSO program will open with “Tales from the Vienna Woods.”

 The “Pizzicato Polka,” “Perpetuum Mobile” with its “fade away” ending and the famous “Die Fledermaus Over­ture,” J. Strauss’ well-known comic opera, will be included, followed by the “Tritsch Tratsch Polka.”

A Strauss program would not be complete without the “Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz,” which the Viennese audience customarily applauds in antic­ipation.

Johann Sr.’s “Radetsky March” will end the LSO program, a rousing finish to an evening of dance and music.

The Pointe of Departure Ballet Company originated in Cleveland, Ohio in 1998.

Pointe of Departure is a classical ballet company under the direction of Artistic Director/ballerina, Karen Gab­ay.

This exciting group of dancers, led by Gabay, will perform a program in­cluding some of the most colorful danc­es in the ballet repertoire.

Violinist Lev Polyakin, assistant concertmaster for the Cleveland Or­chestra, approached San Jose Cleveland Ballet’s prima ballerina, Gabay, to join him in one of this upcoming concerts.

He encouraged her to choreograph and dance the repertoire he played during the show.

Pointe of Departure is composed of eight dancers, including Thomas Baker (U.S.), Shannon Bynum (U.S.), Damir Emric (Bosnia), newlyweds Akira Takahashi (Japan) and Amy Marie Bri­ones (U.S.), Alex Kramer (U.S.), Jing Zhang (China) and Gabay (U.S.).

Gabay choreographs all of the danc­es performed during the show.

Accompanied by the LSO, under the direction of Robert Cronquist, Gabay will lead the ensemble for an evening of dance, which has become a summer favorite among Lakesiders.

The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra summer concert series is supported by the Ohio Arts Council.




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