Beautiful Women

  • Dick Van Dyke Auditorium 202 East Fairchild Street Danville, IL, 61832 United States

For hundreds of years, the beauty and fortitude of women have moved history's most outstanding composers to create a massive collection of works featuring their favorite ladyloves. Join soprano Jami Leonard and the Danville Symphony Orchestra for an oeuvre inspired by women, and the prolific female roles created for them throughout musical history.

The DSO and Maestro Jeremy Swerling will be featured independently as well, performing the colorful and vibrant twentieth-century masterpiece La Valse by impressionist master Maurice Ravel, and the Symphonic Dances from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story.


Offenbach: Overture to La belle Hรฉlรจne
Rossini: "Una voce poco fa" from The Barber of Seville
J. Strauss: "Mein Herr Marquis" (Laughing Song) from Die Fledermaus
Ravel: La Valse
Tesori: The Girl in 14-G
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Bernstein: "Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide

Jeremy Swerling, conductor
Jami Leonard, soprano