Tar River Philharmonic Orchestra- Arabian Nights on the Upper West Side
Oct 26, 2012, 7:30 pm
Opening night features Russian composer, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s most poular work, “Scheherazade“. This exotic and colorfully orchestrated masterpiece was inspired by the Persian folk tale “One Thousand and One Nights” which tells of the beguiling Sultana Scheherazade who escapes death at the hand of her cruel husband by enchanting him with her amazing story telling abilities. Also heard on the program will be Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”, featuring many of the popular tunes from the 1957 Broadway musical, and young artist Roman Lin playing the first movement of Johannes Brahms’ majestic Violin Concerto.