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Reno Philharmonic: Scheherazade
Sunday, October 16, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST
Category: California Concerts - Out of State

Orchestra Name: Reno Philharmonic Orchestra
Title of Event/Program: Scheherazade
Day of Week, Month, Date, and Event Time (AM or PM): Saturday, October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Sunday, October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Brief description of event: The violin is front-and-center as we take the audience on a journey through famous legends with this season opening concert. Violinist Niccoli Paganani was often accused of selling his soul to the devil for his prodigious talents, though he claims a guardian angel was responsible for his virtuosic playing. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninoff for piano and orchestra is 24 variations on a famous and challenging violin solo. The concert also features Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular work, Scheherazade. Based on the story One Thousand and One Nights, the piece creates a colorful kaleidoscope of fairy-tale images with varying moods that weave individual stories and moments into a symphonic masterpiece. Our very own Ruth Lenz will represent the character of Scheherazade on solo violin, crafting fantastical tale after tale.  

Event location (physical or virtual): In person and available virtually | Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts - 100 South Virginia St, Reno, NV, 89501

Name of conductor (if applicable): Laura Jackson
Name of featured musicians (if applicable): Wiley Skaret, piano
Repertoire Summary (e.g. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67) (if applicable):
 Carlos SIMON:  Selections from Tales: A Folklore Symphony    

Sergei RACHMANINOFFRhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43  

Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, op. 35     

Link to event/ticket website: https://www.renophil.com/event/scheherazade/2022-10-15/