Inspired by the legendary folk stories of “A Thousand and One Nights, “Scheherazade” tells the story of a beautiful young bride who must use her charm as a storyteller to save herself from the wrath of a jealous sultan. Also featured are Bernstein’s “Slava!” and Shostakovich’s high voltage Cello Concerto No. 1 — both written for legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Leonard Elschenbroich, cello
BERNSTEIN: Slava! A Political Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1
Preview Talk with Alan Chapman at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.