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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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On this day, April 24th

Born:

  • James Hartway, American composer, in 1944.

Died:

  • Manuel Ponce, Mexican composer, in 1948.
  • Mel Powell, American composer, in 1998.