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Far Away Places: Scheherazade

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Location Date and Time
Schuster Center October 21, 2022 7:30 pm
Schuster Center October 22, 2022 7:30 pm

About the Concert

In the One Thousand and One Nights, the Sultana Scheherazade nightly diverts her husband with cliff-hanger tales of the sea, shipwrecks, princes, and princesses to save her life—definitely pre-#MeToo! Rimsky-Korsakov’s alluring showpiece whisks you off to that exotic world with music that’s languid and sensuous, shimmering and romantic, stormy and terrifying! Debussy’s Nocturnes depicts clouds floating across the skies and boisterous village festivals punctuated by trumpets and drums. Reena Esmail’s musical roots let her look West and East as her composition about sisterhood soars to ecstatic heights, blending Hindustani and Western classical musical traditions.


Debussy Nocturnes (Clouds & Festivals) (14 minutes)

Reena Esmail Meri Sakhi Ki Avaaz (My Sister’s Voice) (26 minutes)

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade (42 minutes)

This performance includes a 20-minute intermission.

Olive W. Kettering Endowed Concert

Featured Artists

Neal Gittleman, conductor

Saili Oak, Hindustani soprano

Sarah Tucker, operatic soprano

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

Artist Preview

This a chamber music version of Reena Esmail’s piece, My Sister’s Voice. This work will be performed with the full Dayton Philharmonic.

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