Arild Remmereit, conductor
Why was Johann Strauss, Jr., the “Waltz King?" What made his waltzes so enticing? How did they become the essence of Viennese elegance? Arild Remmereit considers the waltz – from the early three-quarter time dances of Schubert, to the landlers of Mahler's Fourth Symphony along with the masterful waltzes of Johann Strauss, Jr. and Tchaikovsky. Rochester’s top ballroom dancers will illustrate.
Symphony 101 patrons can help choose which piece the RPO will perform: Johann Strauss, Jr.'s Blue Danube Waltzes; “Anitra’s Dance” from Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite; Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Waltz; or “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music. Click here to vote.