Thanks to Whole Foods Market for sponsorship of the tour through the use of their demo kitchens and providing organic meals to the tour's performing artists.
Symphonic Eurythmy Tour 2005
A generation has come of age since orchestral eurythmy—and the full richness of the art that it reflects—was last seen in North America 27 years ago.
Lemniscate Arts & Eurythmy Spring Valley are honored to bring the New World Symphonic Eurythmy Tour to 16 cities across the United States and Canada in August, September, and October 2005.
We are grateful to the 26 participating eurythmists from 11 countries, to our renowned conductor, to the local symphonies from 15 cities and their host theatres, to our sponsors and to the people in many communities who came together to make this artistic event possible.
Jim Papoulis, Conductor
Jim Papoulis composes, orchestrates and conducts music from many genres and is best known for work that combines contemporary and world sounds with traditional and futuristic styles. An original symphonic work will be featured in this New World Symphony Tour. Recent classical conducting dates include Beethoven’s 7th Symphony with the Dallas Symphony, and Dvorak’s New World with the Oslo Symphony.
Mr. Papoulis is deeply connected to the contemporary dance scene. Composing highlights include a work commissioned by Alvin Ailey for the dance company’s 40th anniversary Gala performance at City Center in New York, and a collaboration with celebrated choreographers Gus Solomon and Susan Quinn, in Austria, to celebrate 50 years of the work of Merce Cunningham.
Mr. Papoulis serves as music director and conductor for an average of 15 live shows a year. For the past five years he has composed and conducted CBS’s award show “Up Front” at Carnegie Hall, combining elements ranging form African percussionists to original orchestra suites to pop bands, with talent such as Faith Hill, Bette Midler, Celine Dion, and Bono.
His recordings for film, and work with children’s choirs, have won a number of awards. Mr. Papoulis was music director, conductor and orchestrator for a 320-member children’s choir and a 220-member international youth orchestra, participating in Change the World with Children, a musical event celebrating the United Nation’s commitment to children, hosted by Kofi Annan, Meryl Streep, and Michael Douglas. Mr. Papoulis also composed for the United Nations the First Earth Run Anthem for world peace that was performed in 60 countries.
Mr. Papoulis holds graduate degrees in music composition and performance from the University of Miami, School of Music and the University of Pennsylvania. Recently, he was named the Most Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Miami, School of Music. He can be reached at soundsofabetterworld.org.
"It was a simply wonderful performance… Personally, I experienced a new dimension in the music, being able to see through the movements on stage how the music is woven together. Big thanks to you!"
"What a whole new vivifying world it gives to music! My friends could scarcely believe how beautiful it was."
"We — the Waldorf School of Orange County — took our complete grades 5 through 8 to the performance. It was an extraordinary experience for them, one they will never forget!"
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