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Long live swing!

Saturday

03.06.2023

11:00 — Victoria Hall

Series in family

Grand Mécène

Programme

Marc Leroy-Calatayudconductor

Daniel Leveillétap dancer

Marc Perrenoudpiano (artist in residence)

Charles Ives

Three places in New England, for chamber orchestra, No. 2 Putnam's Camp

Morton Gould

Tap Dance Concerto

Marc Perrenoud

Small Heel, concerto for piano and orchestra

(commissioned by OSR – World premiere- orchestration Alexandre Mastrangelo)

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 Small Heel, concerto for piano and orchestra at the request of the OSR especially for this morning's concert.

The venues

OSR Live

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie N° 4 en si bémol majeur op. 60

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No 6 'Pastoral'

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 26 November 2018 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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