Scheherazade: One Thousand and One Nights


Scheherazade: One Thousand and One Nights - Poster



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Program to Include

Bela Bartok: Dance Suite

Carlos Izcaray: Violin Concerto

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Event Details

Scheherazade tells the age-old tale of One Thousand and One Nights, in which the titular Scheherazade prolongs her life by spinning intriguing tales for her tyrannical husband each night. Scheherazade is represented by a beautiful lyrical violin solo and the lilting motion of the sea comes in the form of the undulating cello and violin sections. Violinist Tessa Lark returns to perform alongside the orchestra once again; her amazing talents will be showcased in the world premiere of Music Director Carlos Izcaray’s Violin Concerto, a work composed specifically for her.

Free benefit with every ticket:
Concert Comments with Maestro Carlos Izcaray!

Concert Comments is a unique opportunity to hear Carlos Izcaray provide insights to better understand and appreciate the selections you will hear and learn about the journey of the Symphony and artists working to make the performance come together. Join us at 6:15pm before the concert in the Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall (upper level, next to main doors) of the Alys Stephens Center.