RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, GLAZUNOV, & KHATCHATURIAN
Aram Khatchaturian: Sabre Dance (Gayane)
Alexander Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A Minor (Maya Bulos '20, Soloist)
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center, Amherst College
The Amherst Symphony Orchestra ("ASO") presents the third of its ongoing series of works by Russian classical composers, with a concert of music by Khatchaturian, Glazunov, and Rimsky-Korsakov on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8 PM in Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center, on the Amherst College campus. Tickets required and available at the door. Free for Five College students.
The concert opens with the propulsive and percussive "Sabre Dance," from Aram Khachaturian's ballet "Gayane," a wild "wedding dance" of Armenian folk melodies so popular, it topped U.S. jukebox charts in 1948. The performance continues with the Romantic violin concerto of Alexander Glazunov, with soloist Maya Bulos (Amherst College class of 2020), and closes with Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's showpiece "Scheherazade." This iconic masterpiece depicts the heroic legend of a vizier's daughter who outwits an embittered, murderous monarch. She thus saves her own life and that of countless other women, by telling captivating tales over the course of 1001 nights.
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