Spectrum Symphony in New York City to perform Nicolas’ Danse Diabolique for String Orchestra

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Spectrum Symphony in New York City to perform Nicolas’ Danse Diabolique for String Orchestra

The Spectrum Symphony will perform Nicolas Repetto’s Danse Diabolique for String Orchestra on Friday, October 20, 2017 in New York City for the Symphony’s Halloween-themed concert. The work will be conducted by Maestro David A. Grunberg as he leads the string section of the Spectrum Symphony.

Danse Diabolique was born out of a love for syncopated music that makes one move and dance. The syncopated, driving rhythms are contrasted by lyrical lines played in the violin and viola sections. A rhythmic motive initiated by the viola and cello sections starts the diabolical journey of dance and lyricism. A contrasting lyrical B section, in 6/8, almost waltz-like, shows a softer side of this dance journey.

Various tango elements are also found in this piece such as special effects like the glissandi in the cello section, and the chicharra played by the first violins. The chicharra should be played behind the bridge on the D string and very close to the tailpiece – this sound imitates the chicharra or cricket!