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UK Tour: Cardiff, St. David's Hall: Martyn Brabbins & Marat Bisengaliev

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:30PM

St. David's Hall, Cardiff

Symphony Orchestra of India
Weber: Overture to Oberon
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35   
 

Pre-concert Talk at 6:30pm: Jonathan James illustrates and discusses the programme. 
 
Solo horn ushers in the enchanted soundscape of Shakespeare’s Oberon who Weber vividly brings to life in his final opera, first performed at Covent Garden in 1826. Its effortless melodic invention is mirrored in Saint-Saëns’ stunning work, one of the fi nest Romantic French Violin Concertos of the 19th century and packed with unforgettable tunes. Romance is the key to Rimsky-Korsakov’s evocation of Arabian Nights, brilliantly clothed in orchestral garb of cinematic intensity.