Paul Burgett, narrator
Marcy Savastano, narrator
Delve deeper into one of the most beloved pieces in the repertoire with this fascinating multimedia concert. Part of the Chicago Symphony’s acclaimed Beyond the Score® series, this in-depth exploration of Scheherazade captures the imagination of longstanding concert-goers and those new to symphony concerts. Video, excerpts, and narration combine to illuminate Rimsky-Korsakov’s exotic musical portrait of master-storyteller Scheherazade. Gain insight into historical context, Rimsky-Korsakov’s inspiration, and more in the program’s first half; then, hear Scheherazade in a whole new light as the RPO gives a full performance on the program’s second half. For more information about the Beyond the Score® series and experience, read the program notes.
The 2014–15 Season is presented by
Martha Gilmer, executive producer
Gerard McBurney, creative director