Arabian Nights

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra continue on their Prokofiev journey with award-winning pianist Boris Giltburg, Ravel invites you to dance and Rimsky-Korsakov looks to the East.

Conductor Alexander Shelley
Piano Boris Giltburg

Ravel La Valse
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C
RimskyKorsakov Scheherazade

Alexander Shelley takes up the baton for the BSO as they show off Prokofiev’s cheerful and energetic Piano Concerto, alongside a soloist whose interpretations of the composer’s War Sonatas “eclipse all others on record” (Gramophone Magazine). On either side, Ravel’s ‘choreographic poem’ sets off proceedings with dancing vigour and Rimsky-Korsakov tells stories of fairytale wonders in his piece based on Arabian Nights.

Inside The Music talk with Jonathan James
The Lantern, 6.25pm, free with a concert ticket

Jonathan James gives a piano presentation, on the theme of Ravel and the art of the Waltz.

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