Instead of the touring version of tap wunderkind Savion Glover's decade-old breakthrough hit, Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk, next Tuesday night the Page Auditorium audience is going to see Glover's brand new (and critically acclaimed) show Classical Savion--two whole days after it closes in New York.
Regional audiences have seen these genres collide before: In recent years, Mallarme Chamber Players and the N.C. Youth Tap Ensemble have gotten together over Mozart's Hunt string quartet, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Morton Gould's Tapdance Concerto.
In his new evening-length work, Savion joins a 10-piece ensemble led by conductor Robert Sadin in tap reinterpretations spanning 300 years of classical music.
Vivaldi's Four Seasons are followed by Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzola's variations on them. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Air from Suite No. 3 find newly improvised arrangements, along with Bartok's Rumanian Folk Dances and Mendelssohn's Octet in E Minor.
The show concludes with jam variations on Bizet and Gershwin, before the jazz trio The Otherz closes on an extended riff on Sousa--"The Stars and Stripes Forever (For Now)."
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. Page Auditorium, Duke West Campus, Durham. $15-45.