Daniel Bernard Roumain Livens Up the Dance
VIolinist, composer releases 'Symphony for Dancers, Dreamers, and Presidents'
"The piece is spunky, upbeat, and puts a smile on your face," Roumain says. "But I’m getting at conversation—I’m getting at dancing as an idea toward conversation. How do we converse? A conversation has to do with synergy, collaboration; I do something, you do something; call and response—we do something together."
Roumain plans to ask orchestra members to take a more active role in the piece. "Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see one of those Philadelphia orchestra members—who never says a word—put down their instrument, stand up, and dance with someone else in the orchestra?" he says.
Put on your dancing shoes, Philadelphia.