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Eduardo Portal conducts Scheherazade

Wednesday 27 May 2015, 7.30pm

SMETANA The Bartered Bride Overture

DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

Eduardo Portal Conductor
Natalie Clein Cello

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


A display of quintessentially Czech music from two Bohemian legends, with Smetana’s exhilarating Overture to his first and most enduring comic opera The Bartered Bride and Dvořák’s magnificent Cello Concerto, performed by world-class cellist Natalie Clein. Although composed in America, it expresses the melodic inflections derived from Czech folk music with a continuous flow of invention and lyricism.

Young Spanish maestro Eduardo Portal leads the Orchestra in the tale of One Thousand and One Nights in Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful epic, Scheherazade. A haunting solo violin (Scheherazade), menacing brass fanfares (the Sultan) and the strumming of a harp present a mystical faraway land.

Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on a journey to the mysterious East, where wonders have to be heard to be believed.


Ticket information

£30.50, £25.50, £22.50, £15.50

Booking fees may apply

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High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
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01494 512000
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