Orchestra and Cirque performers combine acrobatic routines with music for one-of-a-kind concert event
READING, Pennsylvania – March 18, 2019 – The Reading Symphony Orchestra presents Cirque De La Symphonie on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Santander Performing Arts Center. The acrobatics of aerial flyers, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, strongmen, and more will be choreographed to masterful orchestral works directed by Music Director Andrew Constantine.
“With performers on and high above the stage, Cirque De La Symphonie uses the beauty of orchestra music to highlight the achievement of the human form,” said Constantine. “We don’t often hear gasps during our performances, but this might be the exception.”
Tickets for Cirque De La Symphonie can be purchased at Ticketmaster, 610-373-7557 or [email protected].
EnerSys is sponsoring the concert and the Crowne Plaza Reading is sponsoring the guest artist.
Additional performances in the RSO’s 2018-19 season include Puccini’s Tosca in collaboration with Berks Opera Company, the Reading Choral Society and Berks Youth Chorus on May 4; and Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert, a special movie event featuring Spielberg’s classic adventure film with RSO performing the acclaimed soundtrack live, on June 14.
About Cirque De La Symphonie
Cirque de la Symphonie is a new production formed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. It is an exciting adaptation of artistic performances widely seen in theaters and arenas everywhere. Artists include the most amazing veterans of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world-aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen. Each artist’s performance is professionally choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music in collaboration with the maestro.
About the Reading Symphony Orchestra
Since 1913, the Reading Symphony Orchestra has been providing uninterrupted access to exceptional classical music to the citizens of Berks County and beyond. Throughout the past 106 years as one of the nation’s continuously operating symphonies, the RSO has performed masterworks from Bach to Beethoven, and many more, and has been joined by illustrious guest soloists including pianists Yuja Wang and Fabio Bidini, violinist Midori, and guitarist Jason Vieaux.