Melbourne Community Orchestra presents Come Dance with Me Concert
Melbourne Community Orchestra presents…
April 27, 2022 | Melbourne Auditorium | 7:30pm
April 28, 2022 | Melbourne Auditorium | 7:30pm
— If you’re one of the millions who have enjoyed the antics of the quick-witted Bugs Bunny, then the Melbourne Community Orchestra has the perfect concert for you: Come Dance With Me. The pair of April concerts will feature world famous dance tunes that have been used in one or more of Warner Brothers’ animated Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies short films. Come Dance With Me will get moving at 7:30 PM on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, April 27 and 28 at the Melbourne Auditorium at 625 Hibiscus Boulevard, 32901. Admission is free, with no tickets required. Come Dance With Me includes a treasure trove of symphonic dance favorites, like Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dances,” “Polovetsian Dances” (Stranger in Paradise) by Borodin, Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty Waltz,” “Sabre Dance” by Khachaturian and many more. It is rumored that the orchestra may add the wedding reception standard, “Chicken Dance” to the program! Doors open at 6:30 PM for best seating. Call 321-285-6724 or visit MCOrchestra.org for more information about Come Dance With Me or to sign up for concert alerts.
Melbourne Community Orchestra conductor, Mark Nelson, knows the tunes in Come Dance With Me will jog memories from childhood — especially for Bugs Bunny fans.
“Have you ever heard a familiar melody but just can’t remember when or where you heard it?” asks Nelson. “Well, it was probably used in some of Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies cartoons. All the works on the concert have been used to complement animated action on the large or small screen.”