Past Shows

Feb 4-5, 2011
Take This Waltz

A program that explores the waltz throughout the last 150 years. We begin with an arrangement of Johann Strauss' Emperor Waltz and end with Maurice Ravel's La Valse. In between, we explore waltzes by composers Shostakovich, Korngold, Schnittke, and Liszt, as well as Waltz for Debby by jazz legend Bill Evans and songs by Tom Waits, Burt Bacharach, Leonard Cohen, and Steven Page.

Program & Repertoire

Emperor Waltz

Johann Strauss, arr. by Arnold Schoenburg

Suite Op. 23 (2nd mvt)

Erich Korngold

Piano Quintet (2nd mvt)

Alfred Schnittke

Waltz from 1st Jazz Suite

Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. by Tom Szczesniak

Clifton Springs

Steven Page, arr. by Robert Carli

A Singer Must Die

Leonard Cohen, arr. by Gavin Bryars

Mephisto Waltz

Franz Liszt


Chopin, Brahms and Saenz

Waltz for Debby

Bill Evans

You're Innocent When You Dream

Tom Waits, arr. by Dan Parr

What the World Needs Now

Burt Bacharach, arr. by Aaron Davis

La Valse

Maurice Ravel


Les Alt, flute & saxophone

Benjamin Bowman, violin

Andrew Burashko, piano

Max Christie, clarinet

Jonathan Goldsmith, piano

George Koller, double bass

Peter Longworth, piano

Rachel Mercer, cello

Steven Page, singer

Douglas Perry, viola

Rob Piltch, guitar

Stephen Sitarski, violin

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Eli & Phil Taylor