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Long live swing!

Saturday

03.06.2023

11:00 — Victoria Hall

family concert

Grand Mécène

programme

Marc Leroy-Calatayud
conductor

Daniel Leveillé
tap dancer

Marc Perrenoud
piano (artist in residence)

Morton Gould

Tap Dance Concerto

Marc Perrenoud

Concerto for jazz piano and orchestra

(commissioned by OSR – World premiere)


the music

Ever present in classic Broadway musicals, the tap dance number, so typical of American culture, was a favourite moment for the audience. Composer Morton Gould loved rare and incongruous combinations. After composing a piece for rapper (spoken word) and orchestra and another for a group of firemen singing with an orchestra, he wrote his Tap Dance Concerto in 1952 for tap dancer Danny Daniels. It is a charming neo-classical piece, but a daunting one for the dancer who has to perform non-stop for 20 minutes in a precise score that leaves him little time to improvise his steps.

Artist in residence, pianist Marc Perrenoud, has composed aConcerto for jazz piano and orchestra at the request of the OSR especially for this morning's concert.



the venues

OSR Live

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony No.3 in F major op. 90

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 17 May 2018 at Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Cerrito 628

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony N° 4 in E minor op.98

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 22 March 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva