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Windham Orchestra’s ‘Russia’ is Exotic and Fantastical
February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$5 - $50
We may think of Russia as the cold, frozen wasteland of Dr. Zhivago, but the Windham Orchestra’s upcoming “Russia” is exotic, warm and fantastical. The concert spotlights richly textured works of two renowned Russian composers.
The program begins with Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade,” inspired by the storyteller from “One Thousand and One Nights,” the work that also includes Ali Baba and Aladdin. The music recounts how the beautiful Scheherazade is forced by a cruel Sultan to save her own life by telling wondrous tales each night. Also on the program is Prokofiev’s wondrous “Romeo and Juliet,” its themes portraying the tragedy of Shakespeare’s star-crossed, doomed lovers.