The Senators - 2009 Show Announcement

2009 sees the Senators celebrate a significant landmark event in that it is the Corps 25th Anniversary year. To mark this milestone the Senators are pleased to confirm that our 2009 production will be entitled “REFLECTION”, The members and staff of the Senators look forward to entertaining audiences and adjudicators alike during this very special year.

Senators 2009The Corps long standing Director Joe Fitzpatrick explained the concept in a little more depth” The concept and Inspiration for “REFLECTION” derived from a desire to portray and explore both musically and visually the imagery and emotional interpretation of the word itself. Of course with a working title such as “REFLECTION” then mirror and symmetry style themes were always going to be an obvious and necessary inclusion but there was an understanding that in order to embrace and celebrate the “REFLECTION” concept the designers would need to incorporate and embrace the tradition, history and present aspirations of the Senators organisation while still keeping the design and implementation of the show at the cutting edge”.

The musical choices for the 2009 production include such pieces from the corps history as “On the Waterfront” and “Red Pony” along with the inclusion of “Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini” which in itself is another timeless classic. A completely originally penned prelude entitled “Mirror Mirror” coupled with another first with our last movement “Virtual Insanity/Where do we go from Here” completes the line up giving a mix of tradition, originality and vision. 

The working title for each movement is intended to add relevance and support to the varied and diverse interpretations of the various reflective themes. Mirrored Images, echoes of sound and sight along with the contemplation of a reflective mood. Fusion and entanglement reflecting harmony or discord, along with the memories and emerging images that are being born with every step. 

Senators 2010 Repertoire

Mirror, Mirror 
Introduction by Andrew Markworth

Echoes and Shadows
On the Waterfront by Leonard Bernstein

Essential Fusion
On the Town / Red Pony by Leonard Bernstein / Aaron Copland

Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Emerging Images
Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai


7th July 2009



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