Scheherazade

3 November 2018

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

Start time 7:30pm (Free pre-concert talk at 6:45pm: Timothy Redmond introduces the music of Thomas Adès)

Adès: Powder Her Face Suite
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Conductor: Timothy Redmond
Cello: Richard Harwood
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.

Tickets (reserved): £12, £16, £20, £25(Students and under-18s £10 on the door)

Tickets are no longer for sale online, but may be available at the door.