Thu October 27 | 7:30 PM
October 27, 2022 7:30 PM
Program includes: Traditional Klezmer selections
with David Krakauer
David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg: The Fretless Clarinet
(Eugene Symphony co-commission & Pacific Northwest premiere)
Bask in the lavish sounds of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherezade, which depicts various tales from the celebrated poetic epic 1,001 Arabian Nights. Its lush tapestry of musical storytelling has enchanted audiences for more than a century, making it one of the most popular orchestral works ever written. First, clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer guides us through the history of klezmer, the rich Eastern European Jewish musical tradition passed down through generations of folk musicians across the globe. Then, we hear the Pacific Northwest premiere of The Fretless Clarinet, a new klezmer-inspired concerto co-written by Krakauer and his partner Kathleen Tagg.
This concert will be broadcast on KWAX 91.1 on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 1:00 PM. Broadcasts underwritten in part by Eugene Safe Storage.
- Listen to the below Spotify playlist, curated by Music Director & Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, for inspiration and insight into this thrilling concert.
- Listen to the below podcast from Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast, for a deeper dive into the context and history of Scheherezade.
- Watch the below video of Music Director & Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong introducing Scheherezade's exciting offerings.
- Read our First-Timers Guide to brush up on orchestra vocabulary and find out what to expect from a concert at the Hult Center
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LOCATION: Hult Center for the Performing Arts