We're not just teaching them how to play an instrument, we're teaching them how to think," said Randal Swiggum, artistic director at Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra. "Like a good literature teacher teaches their kids not just how to read a Shakespeare play.
There doesn’t seem to be a stirring magnum opus among the trio of Russian works music director Osmo Vanska is conducting. Could it be that the orchestra is going out with a whimper? Oh, most decidedly not. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade.
The piece, set to music by Frédéric Chopin ... and “Schéhérazade,” danced to a Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov score. Talent makes a great ballet, Fateev said. “They devote their time every day rehearsing behind-the-scenes and performing onstage.
Season tickets are now on sale for the West Suburban ... with Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" symphonic poem and other music inspired by fantasy. Next is the orchestra's annual holiday concert featuring music from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ballet and.
“Chopiniana,” a standard of ballet repertoire, is a one-act plotless dance set to music by Chopin. An artsy young man ... could easily be played as pure kitsch. In lesser hands, Rimsky-Korsakov’s overripe score and the Mariinsky’s garish costumes.
The program includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic poem “Scheherazade ... Tulsa Ballet's 2006 production. • Back-to-Back sell outs: Two concerts in the orchestra's first season draw capacity crowds. One featured the film music of John Williams.
Hear two selections from 'Scheherazade' conducted by Marin Alsop's mentor, Leonard Bernstein (leading the New York Philharmonic in 1959). For centuries, composers have tried to spin tales in music ... hard to top Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov's Scheherazade.
The opening concerts next weekend should be especially sweet, as co-concertmaster Enen Yu, who got married earlier this summer, takes center stage to perform Rimsky-Korsakov's marvelous "Scheherazade ... Orchestra and Mobile Ballet Orchestra.
His "Scheherazade," a West Coast premiere and the only work on this gala program, is something else. Of course, the dancing thrills, but you emerge from the 42-minute ballet impressed ... score inspired by the Rimsky-Korsakov music set by Fokine.
To read contemporary French and Russian accounts, one would think the scandal of ''Scheherazade'' lay in Diaghilev's liberties with Rimsky-Korsakov's music. Yet this first ... in the concept of a story ballet as a unified dramatic presentation.