The audience can listen or dance to 19th Century American music performed by the Ballroom Orchestra de Il Teatro della Memoria
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 – that will be held at the Testaccio Ex-Slaughterhouse on Sunday April 22nd within the 14th Culture Week promoted by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Goods and Activities – 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 other 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).
On this occasion 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 Paolo di Segni and Claudia Celi.
April 22nd, 2012 – 7.00PM – Sala Concerti SPMT
Ex Mattatoio di Testaccio – Piazza Giustiniani 4a – Roma (Italy)
Special discounted ticket at Euro 8.00 for everyone
Info: tel. (+39) 328-3645555 – e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete program of the Culture Week: www.beniculturali.it
(Take care: the concert will start at 7.00PM and not at 6.00PM as stated in the PDF that hasn’t been updated by the Ministry)