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Concert Preview: A Russian Evening Of Arabian Nights

Published on: 5 Nov, 2014
Updated on: 5 Nov, 2014

Voyage with Sinbad to medieval Baghdad on Saturday, November 15, as Tchaikovsky’s much loved 1st Piano Concerto meets Rimsky-Korsakov’s dazzling orchestration of the famous story-telling queen in a colourful concert by Guildford Symphony Orchestra.

A thrilling tale of adventure, jealousy, redemption and the invention of the cliff-hanger… it will be a Russian Evening of Arabian Nights!

Japanese pianist Masayuki Tayama.

Japanese pianist Masayuki Tayama.

The soloist for the Tchaikovsky is the internationally renowned young Japanese pianist Masayuki Tayama, who combines flamboyant virtuosity with great musical communication. The concerto got off to a tempestuous start in 1875, with rows and flounces by pianist and conductors, but it is now secure in the top five favourite works.

And Scheherazade, the magical symphonic poem by Rimsky-Korsakov, is another absolute show stealer, with dazzling orchestration evoking the exotic world of Sinbad, the Sultan, and Scheherazade’s Tales of A Thousand Nights. Let your imagination rip.

The concert at G Live starts appropriately for November with Glazunov’s The Seasons – Autumn. This is also a work to inspire the imagination, an allegorical ballet with bacchanale and drifting leaves. The conductor is Darrell Davison.

A retiring collection will be held in aid of HASTE Heart and Stroke Trust Endeavour.

Tickets from the GSO box office on 01483 415847, or G Live on 0844 7701797, or via the Guildford Symphony Orchestra website.

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