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July 7, 2012
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Bravo is flying high with Cirque de la Symphonie

VAIL, Colorado - The spectacular Cirque de la Symphonie joins The Philadelphia Orchestra at 6 p.m. today for a death-defying merger of music and acrobatics.

Cirque de la Symphonie includes exceptional veterans of cirque programs from throughout the world, including aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen, performing to classical masterpieces.

"Cirque de la Symphonie marries the best of fantastic circus artists with the best of classical music," said Jacqueline Taylor, Bravo's artistic administrator. "How much fun is that?"

According to the Express Milwaukee, "This is the most exciting idea to hit the symphonic pops circuit in some time." The Seattle times says it's a show of "spectacular aerial feats, juggling madness and a strongman act that resembles a hallucination."

It is certain to engage the entire family and provide an experience never to be forgotten, Taylor said.

The aerialists will soar to the music of Dvorak, Bizet, Brahms, Saint Saens, Falla, Wagner, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and more. Cristian Macelaru, assistant conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, leads the orchestra tonight.

Tickets start at $25 for general lawn admission and range from $71 to $92 for covered pavilion seating. Children 15 and younger receive free lawn admission to all Bravo orchestral concerts at the amphitheater.


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