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Romantic Exotica

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Meydenbauer Theatre
11100 NE 6th ST
Bellevue, WA 98004

Four composers evoke lands and eras other than their own in this colorful and alluring program. Johann Strauss, Jr. demonstrates his flair for writing music in something other than 3/4 time in his Egyptian March. Camille Saint-Saëns' gifts for beguiling melodies and rich orchestration are amply displayed in the Bacchanale from his opera Samson and Delilah. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's most popular work, the grand symphonic poem Scheherazade, caps this musical voyage to distant realms and times. Flutist Sandra Saathoff is the stylish soloist in Franz Doppler's Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise.

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2017 Youth Concerto Competition

The winners of the Symphony's 2017 Youth Concerto Competition have been announced.

On this day, March 29th

Born:

  • Richard Rodney Bennett, English composer, in 1936.

Died:

  • Charles-Valentin Alkan, French composer, in 1888.
  • John Lewis, American composer, in 2001.
  • Carl Orff, German composer, in 1982.