TIME: 8:00 PM till 10:00 PM
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Romeo and Juliet
Fairy Tales, a Concerto for Accordion
Scheherazade, Op. 35
Stories and fairy tales have long served as an inspiration to composers, and in this concert directed by Michalis Economou, the MPO performs three of the most beautiful outcomes of such inspiration.
The concert opens with Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, which needs little introduction, particularly its ubiquitous love theme. Acclaimed classical accordionist Ksenija Sidorova then joins the orchestra for Trojan’s Fairy Tales, whose seven short movements are each inspired by fairy tale characters.
Rimsky-Korsakov was key in helping to develop a distinctly Russian style of classical music, which, in part, involved looking east for inspiration. His Scheherazade, inspired by the heroine of One Thousand and One Nights, is a shining example of his efforts.
LOCATION: Teatru Manoel