DANVILLE — The high-flying aerialists and acrobats of Cirque de la Symphonie will perform with the Danville Symphony Orchestra on Saturday at the David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St.
While the Cirque artists perform feats, the musicians will perform pops favorites including: John Williams' "Olympic Fanfare Theme," Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera," Leroy Anderson's "Bugler's Holiday," Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol," Lalo Schifrin's "Mission Impossible" theme and Camille Saint-Saens' "Samson et Delilah Danse Bacchanale."
Cirque de la Symphonie, an Athens, Ga.-based production that brings theatrical circus to the music hall, is an adaptation of artistic performances widely seen in theaters and arenas. Some of the artists are veterans of theatrical circus programs worldwide and include aerial fliers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen. They include world-record holders and gold-medal winners of international competitions.
Each artist's performance is professionally choreographed to classical masterpieces as well as popular contemporary music in collaboration with DSO Maestro Jeremy Swerling.
The doors will open at 5 p.m. for a cocktail hour with silent- and live-auction previews. The performance will be at 6:30, and dinner will be at 7:30.
Gala tickets for the cocktail hour, performance, dinner and auctions are $125 per guest and available at the DSO office or by calling 443-5300. The deadline for purchasing gala tickets is Tuesday. General admission tickets range from $15 for students to $20 for adults and may be purchased at the Palmer Arena box office by calling 431-2424 or visiting http://palmerarena.com/arena/events.