The Il Teatro della Memoria Ballroom Orchestra plays at Testaccio


Sunday February 5th in Rome, the audience will listen or take part in the dances with the artists of Il Teatro della Memoria

The 24th edition of the concert series Musica & Musica, organized by the Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio, features in its section Suoni Nel Tempo a program of dance music with the Orchestra da Ballo de Il Teatro della Memoria, an ensemble led by Andrea Toschi and specialized in the performance – supported by research on the original arrangements – of the typical Salon Orchestra repertory.

The concert will present some of the compositions that obtained greatest popularity in U.S. ballrooms during the 19th Century, as attested by dance manuals and instrumental editions that survive in American libraries. The program features composers such as Arthur Sullivan, Scott Joplin and John Philipp Sousa besides others less known but likewise meaningful artists. The orchestra – a «variable geometry» ensemble ranging from four to twelve instruments – will appear in a basic formation with Fabio Consiglio (violin), Yvonne Fisher  (clarinet), Paolo Tagliapietra (pianoforte) and Andrea Toschi (bassoon).

Because of the Carnival season, a special musical afternoon will be offered: everybody in the house – including those without previous dance experience – will have an opportunity to join the dances and learn the steps under the guidance of the masters of Il Teatro della Memoria.

February 5th, 2012 – 6.00PM – Sala Concerti SPMT
Ex Mattatoio di Testaccio – Piazza Giustiniani 4a – Roma (Italy)

Info: tel. (+39) 328-3645555 – e-mail
Complete program of the series: MusEmusFebbMar12

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