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Robert Spano Conducts Scheherazade

January 14–15, 2022

Dates

  • Fri, Jan 14, 2022, 7:30 PM

  • Sat, Jan 15, 2022, 2:00 PM

  • Sat, Jan 15, 2022, 7:30 PM

Location

Bass Performance Hall

Overview

George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, wrote his first string quartet in memory of his grandmother, an escaped slave, later arranging the achingly bittersweet slow movement, Lyric for Strings, for string orchestra. It became his most popular work. Likewise, Rimsky-Korsakov's vivid recounting of the tale of Scheherazade promises to enchant you with its compelling array of musical character and plot devices, and Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 offers an elegant, Turkish flair to the program.

 

Works

WALKER: Lyric for Strings

MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade

Featured Artists

Robert Spano, conductor

Randall Goosby, violin