Our signature special event, is now on a bigger stage – the Tryon Equestrian Center. Join us for an exciting evening of live music and freestyle dressage benefiting the Spartanburg Philharmonic and the Brooke USA Foundation. Now in its 3rd year, the Indoor Arena at Tryon International Equestrian Center will host an evening of music and freestyle dressage. The Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany Grand Prix horses and their highly accomplished riders, making Divertimentos & Dressage the event you have been waiting to experience.
Longtime Philharmonic Flutist and Regional Advisory Council Chair, Sally Frick, created the event from the seed of her combined passions: classical music and horses. It took on a life of its own, growing into a meaningful and memorable performance. Join Brooke USA Foundation and the Spartanburg Philharmonic for an engaging evening of Divertimentos & Dressage. This fundraiser will support global animal welfare and vulnerable communities who depend on their working equines for survival, as well as the continuing and expanding programs of the Spartanburg Philharmonic.
A one-hour concert of music performed by members of the Spartanburg Philharmonic and led by Dr. Susana Lalama.
2022 Riders include: Jim Koford, Jessica Davis, Ashley Perkins, Trayce Doubek, Barbara Bonk Matson, Ashley Parsons, Alexandra Reid-Naranjo, Brittany Lincoln-Anders, and a big surprise from 2020 Olympian Doug Payne.
Dvořák, Carnival Overture (excerpt)
Handel, Entrance of the Queen of Sheeba—Hornpipe from Water Music
Mozart, Marriage of Figaro, Overture
Tchaikovsky, arr. Golan, Nutcracker: Pas de duex
Rossini, Barber of Seville, Overture
Brahms, arr. Parlow, Hungarian Dances #6 and #5
Strauss, The Blue Danube Waltz
Coleridge-Taylor, Petite Suite Concert, mvts I & IV
Bernstein, arr. Peress, West Side Story, Overture