Dec 5 & 7: 8:00PM
Dec 8: 2:00PM
Walt Disney Concert Hall
For 1001 nights, the frightening sultan is enraptured by the storytelling of the beautiful Scheherazade, ultimately sparing her life. Experience her stories through music as the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful score, which perfectly captures four of these exotic tales in music that is lush, romantic, melodic, and dramatic.
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“About This Performance
A solo violin is the voice of Scheherazade as she calms the Sultan’s menacing brass fanfares in Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful epic. “All I had desired was that the hearer, if he liked my piece as symphonic music, should carry away the impression that this is beyond doubt an oriental narrative of some numerous and varied fairy-tale wonders and not merely four pieces played one after the other,” the composer wrote.
Haydn’s late symphony – the second movement fanfares gave it the “Military” nickname – is paired with Rimsky’s ever-popular and enticing musical tale of the Arabian Nights.
The eminent Spanish conductor has become an audience favorite in recent visits to Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.”
I saw the LA Phil a number of times at the Hollywood Bowl this summer and I look forward to seeing a performance soon at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, one of my favorite Downtown L.A. venues. Let me know if you make it out to see and hear the performance of Scheherazade, I can’t wait to hear all about it!