Taking on one of the most beautiful and challenging works for orchestra is no easy task. The 40-minute epic work, composed in 1888 by Russian composer, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, is based on 1001 Arabian Nights. It features brilliant orchestration in a vivid storytelling style, so well-known by the members of the renown VCS Radio Symphony.
Music of this level is not for the timid. Many hours of painstaking work on the part of our students have gone into preparing the advanced technical and interpretive requirements usually reserved for seasoned professionals. Polymeter rhythmic challenges with turn-on-a-dime emotional twists function to tell a story of epic heroism, love, and ultimate sacrifice. This is a masterpiece many would say is impossible for young people to master. How will they do? Listen for yourself!
VCS Radio Symphony presents the remarkable,
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherezade
all four movements:
I. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship
II. The Kalandar Prince
III. The Young Prince and The Young Princess
IV. Festival at Baghdad. The Sea. The Ship Breaks against a Cliff Surmounted by a Bronze Horseman
Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre - 1010 Ulatis Drive - Vacaville
Tickets are $10 Available at the door or online here
Admission is free for current VCS students and staff with VCS ID Card