Scheherazade

Classical
Fri, Mar 8, 2019 8:00 PM
Meyerhoff
Sat, Mar 9, 2019 8:00 PM
Strathmore
Sun, Mar 10, 2019 3:00 PM
Meyerhoff

Marin Alsop, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin

JOHN ADAMS Scheherazade.2
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade 

Marin Alsop conducts two contrasting musical takes on the infamous legend from One Thousand and One Nights, Rimsky-Korsakov’s gorgeous and ever-popular Scheherazade and John Adams’ Scheherazade.2. Adams takes Rimsky-Korsakov’s idea of using a solo violin as the voice of the enchantress and turns it into what he describes as a “dramatic symphony” that makes impressive use of the violin. This piece was written expressly for acclaimed violinist Leila Josefowicz.

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