Arabian Night

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Nielsen Aladdin: Seven Pieces
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No.5 Egyptian
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Benjamin Northey conductor
Andrea Lam piano

It’s said that Saint-Saëns heard one of the sensuous themes of his Egyptian Concerto sung by Nubian boat-men as he was sailing down the Nile – and wrote it down on his shirt-cuff then and there. Australian-born pianist Andrea Lam, lauded for her ‘thrilling virtuosity’ (Sydney Morning Herald) joins the MSO for this exciting concerto – part of a celebration of great orchestral music inspired by the Middle East, which culminates in Rimsky-Korsakov’s magical collection of tales from the 1001 Nights, Scheherazade.

The concert will be preceded by free organ recital at 6.30pm, performed by Doctor Calvin Bowman on the Town Hall organ.

Duration
2 hours with 20 minute interval.

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