FORT WORTH SYMPHONY: Musical storytelling: Scheherazade and The Rite of Spring
Place & Time
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth TX USA
February 1, 2025
7:30 PM

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, Op. 35
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring

Robert Spano, conductor

gloATL, dancers

Lauri Stallings, choreographer/director


Additional Information

Who doesn’t love the story of 1,001 Arabian Nights? In Scheherazade, Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov used the full might of the symphony orchestra to retell a few of those tales. Heavy brass portray the sultan while a violin solo spins out the beginning of each of Scheherazade’s tales. Balancing the program is another of music’s most famous tales, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, a ferocious story of sacrifice and rebirth where the orchestra and dancers share the stage.

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