West Road Concert Hall
Sat 7 March
Cambridge University Musical Society

Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade

Cambridge University Sinfonia

Public booking for this event opens on Thurs 26 Sept at 9am.

de Falla
Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Cambridge University Sinfonia
Tess Jackson conductor (CUMS Conducting Scholar 2019-20)
Mark Zang piano (CUMS Concerto Competition 2019 prize-winner)

A murderous Sultan hears tales of princes and princesses, ginormous genies, mystical fakirs, an island on the back of a vast fish, violent storms and wild festivities in Rimsky-Korsakov’s enduring masterpiece. Convinced of women’s faithless capriciousness Sultan Shahryar takes a new wife every night and executes them come morning. However, the brilliant Scheherazade resolves to survive by telling a tale each evening which never concludes by daybreak, and the Sultan, eager to hear how the story ends, lets her live. For 1001 nights Scheherazade spins a new yarn until the Sultan falls in love and grants her her life. Rimsky-Korsakov brings these tales to vivid life with beautiful melodies and exquisite orchestration and CUMS Conducting Scholar 2019-20 Tess Jackson, with her Cambridge University Sinfonia, will be story-teller-in-chief. Where Rimsky-Korsakov immerses us in the sights, sounds and smells of a mythical orient, so Manuel de Falla wafts the scent of jasmine and citrus trees our way in his Nights in the Gardens of Spain, his own impressionistic depiction of an Andalucía of dreams and fantasy.

Times

Sat 7 March at 8:00pm

Duration

95 minutes

Venue

West Road Concert Hall

Tickets

£15, £10, £8 Concessions: £13, £8, £6 Students and under-18s: £3

West Road Concert Hall is one of Cambridge's premier music venues. Ideally situated only minutes' walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King's College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.

Please note there is restricted viewing from some of the balcony seating.

Accessibility

Three wheelchair spaces are available in the concert hall with easy access at ground floor level throughout the building.

The main entrance to the venue has a double width door, with a push button for automatic opening.

http://www.westroad.org/

Address

West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DP
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Tickets

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