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Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and Debussy's Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun

Atlanta Symphony Hall

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Shimmering. Sultry. Ambiguous. Revolutionary. With his quiet, dreamy and sumptuous Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun (1894), Claude Debussy ushered in the age of modernism, breathing new life into music. In 1888, Rimsky-Korsakov wrote Scheherazade, a muscular and lusciously exotic showpiece inspired by 1001 Arabian Nights. Only six years separate the two works, but they are worlds apart. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano bookends the concert with these two audience favorites, and closes the season in a blaze of orchestral fireworks, in a program which also features the electrifying Fletcher Piano Concerto performed by superstar Inon Barnatan.

Thursday evening includes a pre-concert chamber music recital at 6:45 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall. Free for all ticket holders for the June 7 and 9, 2018, concerts.

Program

DEBUSSY

Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun

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  • FLETCHER

    Piano Concerto

     
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  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

    Scheherazade

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