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Alexander Shelley conducts Scheherazade
Sunday 14 April 2013 7.30pm
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
CONDUCTOR - Alexander Shelley
Piano - Peter Jablonski
32.50, 30, 26, 24, 20, 14
Alexander Shelley (photo: Thorsten Hoenig)

TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini


Emerging from a musical family, talented British conductor Alexander Shelley has firmly established himself on the international concert scene and makes a welcome return to the Orchestra for this spectacular programme.

The dramatic Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, for many the most perfect expression of the fate of those star-cross'd lovers is followed by Rachmaninov's lushly-scored set of variations for piano and orchestra. Scheherazade, a series of musical tales drawn from The Arabian Nights, remains Rimsky-Korsakov's best-loved work. The scoring is masterly, and its heady mix of sumptuous melody and overwhelming orchestral climaxes has served to maintain the universal popularity of the score.

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FREE Pre-Concert Talk 6.30pm
RPO Managing Director Ian Maclay in conversation with Alexander Shelley and Peter Jablonski.

Click Play for a preview of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.

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