Arabian Nights (KUSC)
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Leonard Elschenbroich, cello
Brian Lauritzen, host
Preview Talk with Alan Chapman at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Inspired by the legendary folk stories of “A Thousand and One Nights, “Scheherazade” tells the story of a beautiful young bride who must use her charm as a storyteller to save herself from the wrath of a jealous sultan. Also featured are Bernstein’s “Slava!” and Shostakovich’s high voltage Cello Concerto No. 1 — both written for legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.
This performance is part of the new series, Classical KUSC at Pacific Symphony and will be hosted by KUSC radio personality Brian Lauritzen. Be sure to pick the Friday night concert when purchasing your tickets.