Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8pm
The Music Center
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin
JOHN ADAMS Scheherazade.2
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.
This concert is not presented by Strathmore.
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