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Waltz of
the World

Waltzing between Johann Strauss, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Aleksey Igudesman.


Format: Solo + Orchestra

Conductor & Soloist: Aleksey Igudesman

Soloist: Manaho Shimokawa (dance)

Orchestra: Symphonyorchestra, E-bass, E-guitar, Choir


Embark upon a captivating and exhilarating journey through the realm of Waltz music, meticulously curated and orchestrated by the multitalented Aleksey Igudesman in his magnum opus, "Waltz of the World." In the tradition of Strauss, Igudesman directs the symphony orchestra with finesse from the violin, seamlessly interweaving his original compositions with enduring masterpieces by luminaries such as Johann Strauss and Dmitri Shostakovich.


Highlighted moments include captivating choreographies, exclusively tailored for Johann Strauss's timeless "Fledermaus Overture," and the enchanting "Jazz Waltz" by Shostakovich. Collaborating with accomplished modern-contemporary dancers, Igudesman injects the program with visual sophistication and groundbreaking innovation.


Encompassing compositions and arrangements by Igudesman himself, this performance ensures an immersive and unforgettable musical sojourn. Prepare to traverse diverse musical epochs, gracefully guided by Igudesman's virtuosic violin playing and compelling stage charisma. 

The "Borat Suite" provides a glimpse into the extensive humor of Igudesman. Collaborating with Erran Baron Cohen, the composer of the iconic "Borat" soundtrack and brother to Sasha Baron Cohen, the creative force behind the film, Igudesman has arranged a delightful and humorous musical work. 


The culmination is Igudesman's very own original masterpiece, "Waltz of the World," where the waltz embarks on a global expedition through an array of musical genres.

Enhanced by a choreographed choir, the evening transfigures into a truly remarkable and unforgettable spectacle, that will leave you waltzing through the memories for years to come.


“Fledermaus Overture” (by Johann Strauss/arr. Igudesman)

“Jazz Waltz” (by Dmitry Shostakovich/arr. Igudesman)

“Song about Music” (by Aleksey Igudesman)

“Borat Suite” (by Erran Baron Cohen & Igudesman)

“Waltz of the World” (by Aleksey Igudesman)

“A Little Jewish Song” (by Aleksey Igudesman)

“Radetzky March” (by Johann Strauss Father/arr. Tristan Schulze)

Waltz of the World

Waltz of the World

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