A magical performance: ‘Cirque Musica’ teams with Wichita Symphony

Friday, April 24, 2015
When he conducts the Wichita Symphony during next weekend’s Cirque Musica pops concert, Daniel Hege thoroughly expects some of the circus performers to mess around with him to amuse the audience.
“It’s a gag waiting to be done,” says Hege, the symphony’s music director since 2010.
But that’s OK with him. It’s happened before. He was caught up in a rope trick the last time the orchestra accompanied circus performers, two years ago. He was part of a magic trick another time. He was even at the mercy of a mime who took over his podium, forcing him to march around and sing a cappella.
“I was doing all the heavy lifting,” he says with mock exasperation.
He survived with his dignity intact – well, mostly. Truth be told, he actually enjoyed it.
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