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2017 Waltz Night Benefit

CONWAY, Ark. (January 31, 2017) — The Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Karen Griebling, and the Hendrix College Dance Ensemble, directed by Brigitte Rogers present the 2017 Waltz Night Benefit that will be held Monday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Trieschmann Gallery.

The annual event is a fundraiser to benefit the Arkansas Youth Orchestra. Admission for the event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Hendrix music professor Dr. Karen Griebling at 501-450-1249 or

The Waltz Night 2017 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) o Blue Danube Dancers from the Hendrix College Dance Ensemble, Brigitte Rogers Director
  • Johann Strauss Radetzky March

About Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit