Exhilarating tales of love, intrigue and adventure
Nicolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV May Night: Overture
Iain GRANDAGE Dances with Devils: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra
Nicolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade
Benjamin Northey conductor
Claire Edwardes percussion
Based on the legendary tales of the One Thousand and One Nights, Rimsky-Korsakov’s intoxicating Scheherazade is an exotic, timeless fantasy. Brimming with sensuality and wonder, this audience favourite tells the story of Scheherazade, a beautiful princess who every night weaves ever-more enchanting tales to stave off her execution.
But first, Iain Grandage’s Dances with Devils depicts Australian gothic stories in a vividly dynamic concerto especially written for Australian percussionist Claire Edwardes.
“To say [Edwardes] is virtuosic is redundant; she's more...”
Wesfarmers Arts Pre-concert Talk
Join us from 6.45pm at the Terrace Level Corner Stage with this week's speaker Tim White. All concert-goers are welcome to attend the free concert talks.
Wesfarmers Arts Meet the Artist
Join Claire Edwardes for a post-concert interview, this will take place immediately following the Friday evening performance in the Terrace Level Foyer.
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This concert is presented in accordance with the Western Australian Government’s easing of COVID-19 capacity restrictions. As a result, you may be seated with ticket holders from other households. Please continue to practise good hygiene habits and observe physical distancing where possible.
We will do everything in our power to present the program listed but, as we all know, we may have to vary the repertoire or artists should Government guidelines or travel restrictions change. If that happens, we will let you know. For more information, read our 2021 Program Changes page.
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