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Eduardo Portal conducts Scheherazade

Wednesday 20 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 will lead the Orchestra in the tale of One Thousand and One Nights in Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful epic, Scheherazade. The mysteriously haunting sound of the violin voice of Scheherazade, as she calms the Sultan’s menacing brass fan fares, along with the strumming of the harp, calls to mind a mystical faraway land.


Ticket information

Tickets: £30, £28, £25, £19, £12

Groups, under 18s, young people and schools discounts available

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Croydon Fairfield Halls
Park Lane
Croydon
CR9 1DG
020 8688 9291
www.fairfield.co.uk