Review: Cirque de la Symphonie astonishes at Tobin

June 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

The San Antonio Symphony, for its season-ending program, presented Cirque de la Symphonie for the third time Friday night, after previous shows in 2011 and 2015, before an audience of nearly 1,200 people at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The cirque company of seven performers, nearly all of them with Russian backgrounds, continuously astonished the audience with feats from aerial flyers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen, drawing nearly continuous applause. Janice Martin was the first to amaze by playing an electric violin while swinging above the stage on flowing nylon ropes while the orchestra played Camille Saint-Saens’ “Danse macabre.”

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