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Waltz Night 2017

CONWAY, Ark. (January 27, 2017) – The Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra (Dr. Karen Griebling, conductor) and Hendrix College Dance Ensemble (Brigitte Rogers, director and choreographer) present Waltz Night 2017 on Monday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in Trieschmann Gallery. 

Waltz Night is an annual benefit for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Youth Orchestra (ASYO).

The program is free open to the public is invited, but voluntary donations to the ASYO are gratefully acknowledged and matched to support scholarships for music lessons for young musicians in Arkansas. 

The program features dance demonstrations and instruction so that the audience can participate. The winner of the annual Concerto and Aria Competition will be announced before the final set.

For more information, contact Dr. Karen Griebling in the Music Department at Hendrix College at or 501-450 1249.

The 2017 Waltz Night program includes:

Playlist: Valentine’s Day Theme
Overture: Bedrich Smetana Dance of the Comedians from Bartered Bride

Set 1: Demo Set with Michael Occidental and Eva Zhao, ballroom dancers

  • Peter I. Tchaikovsky Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
  • Johann Strauss Thunder and Lightning Polka (Unter Donner und Blitz)
  • Georges Bizet Habanera from Carmen

Set 2: Old World Set

  • Johann Strauss Emperor Waltz (Kaiserwalzer)
  • Bedrich Smetana Polka from the Bartered Bride
  • Johann Strauss Tales of the Vienna Woods Waltz (Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald)
  • Astor Piazzola Libertango

Set 3: Silver Screen Set

  • Henry Mancini Theme from The Pink Panther
  • Henry Mancini Meglio Stasera
  • Normand Roger Mystery Tango
  • Anne Dudley Theme from Wooster and Jeeves

Set 4: Closing Set

  • Johann Strauss Champagner Polka
  • Angel Gregorio Villoldo El Choclo Tango
  • Johann Strauss Blue Danube Waltz (An der schonen blauen Donau)

The Blue Danube Dancers from the Hendrix Dance Ensemble, Brigitte Rogers Director

  • Johann Strauss Radetzky March

Blue Danube Dancers: Kathryn Bolt, Elaina Heikes, Emma Lacy, Rosie Ronca, Maddy Shaddox.

About Hendrix College

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