RIMSKY-KORSAKOV : Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
RODRIGO : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV : Scheherazade, Op. 35
The HSO kicks off its 2016-2017 season with a program of music with global flair! Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol is one of the most famous orchestral showpieces, a vividly brilliant composition based on Spanish folk melodies. Inspired by the collection of Middle Eastern and Indian tales “The Thousand and One Nights,” Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade brings to vibrant life the story of the young wife of a Sultan who tells tales to her husband to forestall his plan to kill her. Rodrigo’s extraordinarily beautiful Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra is unquestionably his best known work, and established his reputation as one of the most significant Spanish composers of the 20th century. Don't miss artist Sarah Paolucci's exhibit in the lobby, featuring gorgeous paintings of HSO musicians' hands!
CAROLYN KUAN Conductor
ANA VIDOVIC Guitar
*Masterworks concerts are presented on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and on Sundays at 3pm in Belding Theater.