Cambridge Philharmonic presents Scheherazade

Saturday 3 November 2018
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Cambridge Philharmonic presents Scheherazade, Timothy Redmond introduces the music of Thomas Adès.

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Adès: Powder Her Face Suite
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Conductor: Timothy Redmond
Cello: Richard Harwood
Solo Violin: Steve Bingham
Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra
Thomas Adès’s first opera, Powder Her Face, has become one of the greatest success stories in British operatic history. This new suite, premiered by Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic in 2017, and here receiving its second-ever UK performance by the Cambridge Philharmonic, weaves themes from the opera into a glittering, virtuosic, single movement. Its multifarious musical influences, from tango to Mussorgsky and from Stravinsky to Strauss, shine through.
Richard Harwood, principal cello of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, joins the Cambridge Phil for Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular Rococo Variations. We finish with Scheherazade, Rimsky-Korsakov’s exhilarating and evocative musical setting of the Middle Eastern folk tales, One Thousand and One Nights, with Steve Bingham, in his last concert as leader of the orchestra, as violin soloist.
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Pre-Concert talk (free to ticket holders) 18:45
Concert 19:30 - 21:45
Running times are approximate and subject to change