Friday, May 10, 2013
Whether you're encountering a piece of music for the very first time or rediscovering a beloved work, each concert in Beyond the Score, the CSO's highly successful multimedia series, presents an orchestral masterwork as you've never heard it before. Weaving together historical narrative with live actors, visual illustrations and musical examples played by the Orchestra, Beyond the Score Creative Director Gerard McBurney guides the audience through each masterpiece, engaging the imagination and the ear.
Inspired by the daring adventures of Sinbad and the raucous Baghdad bazaars found in The Arabian Nights, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov created a dazzling and wondrous musical fantasy. The richly hued textures weave imaginative tales worthy of the piece’s legendary namesake and master storyteller, Sheherazade.
Enhance your experience! Each Friday afternoon, stay for a free postconcert Q&A with Gerard McBurney to learn about the creative process behind the development of each Beyond the Score program and discover details that didn't make it into the final cut.