Charleston Gaillard Center – Scheherazade – Feb 28 & 29

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents Scheherazade

Daniel Moody, Countertenor
CSO Chorus, Dr. Robert Taylor, Director
College of Charleston Concert Choir, Dr. Robert Taylor, Director
Ken Lam, Conductor

Dates:  February 28 & 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Place:  The Charleston Gaillard Center
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East meets West as the Charleston Symphony performs Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, which is based on the collection of middle-eastern folk tales, One Thousand and One Nights. In Rimsky-Korsakov’s own words, “The Sultan Schariar, convinced that all women are false and faithless, vowed to put to death each of his wives after the first nuptial night. But the Sultana Scheherazade saved her life by entertaining her lord with fascinating tales, told seriatim, for a thousand and one nights. The Sultan, consumed with curiosity, postponed from day to day the execution of his wife, and finally repudiated his bloody vow entirely.”

Igor Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale
Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

-Tidelines Editors

(Image credit:  CGC website)