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Selections of colorful classics from the symphonic repertoire that we are thrilled to share with you

Orchestral Expedition


     Abaido-Brown Duo presents “Orchestral Expedition,” an exhilarating orchestral experience combined with the intimacy of duo performance. These favorite pieces from the symphonic repertoire are re-orchestrated for the powerful pairing of the marimba and piano. Enjoy as brilliant textures surge alongside gorgeous melody in these magical classics.

     Our journey begins with Samuel Barber’s Americana ballet suite Souvenirs, covering everything from the waltz to the tango with charm and verve. Ravel then leads the expedition into a magical realm of fairies, beasts, and princesses with his otherworldly Mother Goose suite. The story then turns dark as Saint-Saëns takes us through a moonlit graveyard in his eerie Danse Macabre. Finally, we travel to the fairgrounds of Stravinsky’s Petrushka as we follow the story of a troublesome little puppet.

program may include alternate selections from the following repertoire


Danse Macabre, Camille Saint-Saëns

Ma mére l’Oye, Maurice Ravel

I. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant (Sleeping Beauty)

II. Petite Poucet (Tom Thumb)

III. Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes

(Little Ugly One, Empress of the Pagodes)

IV. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête

(Conversation between Beauty and the Beast)

V. Le jardin féerique (Fairy Garden)

Pétrouchka, Igor Stravinsky

  • Premier Tableau
  • Second Tableau
  • Quatrième Tableau

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Edvard Grieg

I. Morning Mood

II. Åse’s Death

III. Anitra’s Dance

IV. In the Hall of the Mountain King

Souvenirs | Ballet Suite, Samuel Barber

I. Waltz

II. Scottische

III. Pas de deux

IV. Two-Step

V. Hesitation-Tango

VI. Galop



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