Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade


Marin Alsop, conductor
Jennifer Koh, violin

Barber: Adagio for Strings Listen NowBSO Podcast
Steven Mackey: Beautiful Passing (BSO Premiere) BSO Podcast
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade Listen NowBSO Podcast

Barber’s famous elegy, the quietly powerful and reflective Adagio for Strings is the perfect prelude for Jennifer Koh’s performance of Mackey’s Beautiful Passing, a tribute to his mother’s life and strength. The violin is once again the protagonist, this time weaving its sensuous melody as Scheherazade in Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful portrait of a sultan’s wife.

Support for the appearance of violinist Jennifer Koh is generously provided by the Ruth Blaustein-Rosenberg Guest Artist Fund.