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Overture, The Fair Melusine (10')
Piano Concerto G Major (21')
Mermaids, pirates, kings and concubines all take to the stage for an exotic, fairytale climax to Maxim Emelyanychev’s second season as Principal Conductor.
He begins with Mendelssohn’s gently burbling Overture inspired by a water sprite of German legend and closes with Rimsky-Korsakov’s exhilarating musical journey of love, adventure and intrigue, conjuring up tales of Sinbad and much more from The Arabian Nights.
In between, the brilliant young French pianist David Fray performs the light-hearted but exquisitely crafted Piano Concerto by his compatriot Ravel – a work combining remarkable power and disarming lyricism.
Digital editions of the programmes are now available for sale for £2 from https://issuu.com/scomusic These can be purchased and read online or downloaded the morning of the first concert of the week. We will then make these available free of charge the following Monday.
Traditional printed programmes will still be on sale at the venue for £3.
Maxim is an outstanding representative of the younger generation of Russian conductors. Born in 1988 to a family of musicians, he studied conducting and piano in Nizhny Novgorod and then with Gennady Rozhdestvensky in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Described by the press as the “perfect example of a thinking musician” (Die Welt) and acclaimed for his interpretations of music from Bach to Boulez, David Fray performs in world’s major venues as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician.