On Saturday, June 3rd at 8:00 p.m. at the Ángela Peralta Theater, the Camerata Mazatlán under the baton of guest director Sergio Freeman presents “Scheherazade… music for a thousand nights”.
The show produced by the Instituto Municipal de Cultura, Turismo y Arte de Mazatlán, will offer a repertoire inspired by “Scheherazade”, a musical composition by Rimsky Korsakov, a large orchestral piece with captivatingly beautiful music that will transport the public to an Eastern palace where a princess tries to save her life by telling stories to a resentful and ruthless Sultan.
Maestro Freeman indicated that the musicians are excited because it is a very large piece and an orchestral piece of this size has not been presented here in Mazatlán for a long time. The musical show will be enjoyed by the public for more than an hour and in its music there is a story, it has a description and it is related to something else.
Rimsky Korsakov author of Scheherazade composed four movements: “The sea and the ship of Simba”, “The story of Prince Kalender”, “The young prince and the young princess” and “Festival in Bagdag, the sea and the ship”.
Although the composer was Russian, the music has eastern influences, it is set in “The Thousand and One Nights”, a medieval compilation of traditional oriental tales.
During the concert there will also be an overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Felix Mendelssohn, another very interesting piece. Originally it is a play by William Shakespeare for which Mendelssohn composed incidental music.
“And the Camerata Mazatlán is going to play the overture of this piece, and it is very interesting because it is a fantasy story, the author put a lot of fantasy into it,” commented maestro Sergio Freeman.
He finally reiterated the invitation to the public to enjoy the Scheherazade concert… Music for a thousand nights.
$150 pesos, $200, $250 and $300. Tickets available at the Ángela Peralta Theater box office. Info: 669 982 4446 x103.