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16th March 2022

‘Fantasy and Adventure’ featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

Sunday 20 March at 3pm, De Montfort Hall

Off on the magic carpet!

Just four days to go to the next Bardi Symphony Orchestra concert at De Montfort Hall, an early spring venture into the land of Fantasy and Adventure. Our guide for the trip will be presenter Tom Redmond, perhaps best known for his work on BBC Radio 3, who will provide special insights into each of the three pieces that the Orchestra will play. 

We will begin with The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas – who can forget Disney’s Mickey Mouse running around on film with his magical brooms in Fantasia? Then the suite from the ballet Les Biches by Francis Poulenc. Think you don’t know it? You will as soon as it starts, it often features on Classic FM and BBC Radio 3. 

The second half consists of Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov, a real magic carpet ride depicting tales of ‘The Arabian Nights’ featuring violin soloist Adam Summerhayes. Scheherazade is the main character who spins wondrous tales for a thousand nights to the King so saving her life. It is one of the composer’s most popular and well-known works. 

In Support of Ukraine

The Bardi Symphony Orchestra is supporting the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for the Ukraine and collecting buckets will be around at the concert, please give generously.

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In rehearsal

In rehearsal

Adam Summerhayes, solo violin

Tom Redmond, presenter


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