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Scheherazade (1913) by Edouard Frederic Wilhelm Richter

Bard Music Festival Presents

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Program Nine: The Classical, the National, and the Exotic
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
8:00 pm
7 pm Preconcert Talk: Michael Beckerman
8 pm Performance: Members of the Bard Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, choral director;
American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director

Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813–69) 
Bolero (1839)

Alexander Borodin (1833–87) 
In the Steppes of Central Asia (1880)

Anatoly Lyadov (1855–1914) 
Eight Russian Folk Songs, Op. 58 (1905)
Religious Chant
Melancholy Song
Humorous Song: “I Danced with a Mosquito”
Legend of the Birds
Cradle Song
Dance Song
Round Dance Song

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908) 
The Snow Maiden Suite (1895)
Dance of the Birds
Dance of the Tumblers


Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 
From Homer, Op. 60 (1901)
Serena Benedetti, soprano
Rebecca Ringle Kamarei, mezzo-soprano
Katherine Pracht, mezzo-soprano
Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1888)
The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship
The Story of the Kalender Prince
The Young Prince and the Young Princess
Festival at Baghdad. The Sea. The Ship Breaks against a Cliff Surmounted by a Bronze Horseman
Eric Wyrick, violin solo

Estimated run time: 42 minutes (first half); 56 minutes (second half).

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Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

Ticket Information: Tickets: $25-75

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