WSO Scheherazade

Featuring award winning pianist, YI-YANG CHEN
Tales from the Arabian Nights
Set your horizons to the East with our exploration of the exotic. Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade is a fantasy of oriental narratives based upon the adventures of Sinbad the Sailor. With its dazzling orchestration, seductive melodies and lush harmonies, it brilliantly transports us into distant lands and oceans.

Saint-Saens was another child-prodigy whose legendary skills at the piano can be brilliantly seen in his five piano concertos. The Fifth was inspired by a cruise on the River Nile and includes Nubian folk songs and the sounds of the steamer’s engines. It is believed Saint-Saens wrote some of the themes onto his napkin while onboard. The concert opens with Dvorak’s exuberant concert overture Carnival – one of his greatest creations and a brilliant orchestral showcase.

Yi-Yang Chen was the winner of the 4th Sussex International Piano Competition held at the Assembly Hall, Worthing in May 2018. Born in Taiwan and now based in the USA, Yi-Yang has won numerous international competitions and made his Carnegie Weill Hall debut in 2017.

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