Cirque Musica: Circus Feats and the San Diego Symphony Outdoors
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The last date listed for Cirque Musica was Saturday July 23, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek pays moving tribute to her pianist mother -- a survivor of the Holocaust and the London Blitz -- in this hit concert drama directed by audience favorite Hershey Felder. Golabek, seated onstage at the piano, performs some of the world's most beloved piano music while sharing harrowing true tales of her mother's life. As a young Jewish pianist in 1938 Vienna, Golabek's mother, Lisa Jura, dreamt of a concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall. But when she was swept up in the Kindertransport to London in an attempt to be protected from the Nazi regime, everything about Jura's life was upended -- except her love of music. The Los Angeles Times calls The Pianist of Willesden Lane "an arresting, deeply affecting triumph." Learn More
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An odd but exhilarating evening. The Embarcadero setting is stunning, of course, and the fireworks at the end very ooh- and aah-inducing. Great music from the Symphony, especially the brilliantly-orchestrated Beatles medley. The circus performers were very variable in their skill levels, some invoking unfavorable comparison with 'America's Got Talent' performances. But the guy with the lassos was very entertaining, and so was the girl acrobat on the suspended ribbons. But why, why did that poor violinist have to perform suspended in mid-air?
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With Comicon, of course, the crowds and parking were very difficult. I think the Symphony needs to not perform that weekend; at least, at that venue.
The music was, as always, wonderful. But the performance was some how flat and somewhat...continued
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Wow! Soaring aerialists, acrobats and strongmen display grace, elegance and power while performing to classical and pops favorites. It’s a beautiful blend of artists creating a picture perfect sight all set to spectacular music. _
Cirque Musica_ is an exciting new show that blends the thrills of the world’s greatest circus performers including veterans of Cirque de Soleil and Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus with stunning orchestral arrangements including classical works by Tchaikovsky, John Williams, Rimsky-Korsakov and Dukas plus all new music composed by Emmy and Academy Award- nominee Marcelo Zarvos.
A full sensory experience, Cirque Musica will take families on a journey to a faraway land of dazzling beauty and mystery. A world-premiere production right here in San Diego!
About the Ticket Supplier: San Diego SymphonyIn the 100+ years since its inception, the San Diego Symphony has become one of the leading orchestras in the United States, and was recently designated a Tier 1 Orchestra by the League of American Orchestras. It is committed to providing musical experiences of superior quality for the greater San Diego community and beyond. Through a rich mixture of innovative and educational programming designed to appeal to all ages and cultures, the Symphony makes music an integral part of the cultural and intellectual fabric of the San Diego region, valued by and relevant to all its residents.
The San Diego Symphony offers a wide range of concert experiences and performs over 100 concerts each season, including performances at downtown San Diego's historic Symphony Hall. Various concert series include the Jacobs Masterworks series led by Music Director Jahja Ling, offering traditional classical repertoire; the City Lights series, featuring Principal Pops Conductor Bill Conti and popular guest artists; the Family Festival, featuring family-friendly concerts; International Passport, bringing the best of world dance and music to San Diego; and Classical Edge, a fascinating series of concerts that examines classical music from entertaining and thought-provoking angles. The orchestra also provides a Chamber Music Series at La Jolla's TSRI to highlight individual orchestra members performing with esteemed guest artists. Each year, from July through September, the Symphony presents an outdoor Summer Pops season at Embarcadero Marina Park South, mixing classical favorites and pop music in a festive, outdoor atmosphere on San Diego's picturesque waterfront.
In 2010 the San Diego Symphony celebrated their 100th anniversary, the first California orchestra to reach this milestone.