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Cirque de la Symphonie to Perform with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra

(Provided by Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra and Cirque de la Symphonie)

WILLIAMSBURG — Cirque de la Symphonie, a unique show that combines cirque tricks with symphony music, will be performing with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra for the first time on Nov. 4.

Cirque de la Symphonie is a production designed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall, according to the touring troupe’s website. Each production is uniquely tailored to the selection of music and the available stage space, and traveling across the United States to share the arts.

Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra’s goal for working with Cirque de la Symphonie is to create a dynamic and enjoyable show for those who might not be familiar with the classical music scene.

“My initial thought was this, I wanted a show that would appeal to our normal subscribers, but also has tremendous appeal to families, to kids, folks who haven’t been to a classic concert in a while, or ever,” Michael Buttermen, Musical Director for the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra said. “It’s not a sort of typical pops concert. We haven’t really done many of those in Williamsburg, so the biggest challenge I think was to work out this organization ‘Cirque de las Symphonie’ how we could make their act work in the chapel, our venue.”

Buttermen has worked with Cirque de la Symphonie multiple times prior to this show, noting the success of those concerts.

Some of the music that will be featured during this performance includes Swan Lake, music by Johann Strauss, and even Firebird. The pieces were picked for their colorful nature and high-energy feel.

The performance will be on Nov. 4 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg Community Chapel. To purchase tickets, you can do so online at the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra’s official website.

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