Immersive Scheherazade

Curtis Symphony Orchestra | May 6, 2022 – May 15, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Curtis Institute of Music presents an immersive performance experience based on Rimsky-Korsakov’s enchanting Scheherazade. Filmed by 26 cameras and presented in 4K, audiences will be invited to experience this performance of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra,  conducted by Osmo Vänskä, surrounded by large scale projections, and live performance from members of the orchestra.

The safety of performers, audience, and staff is our highest priority. All events adhere to our COVID-19 safety protocols. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and ID must be shown for admittance. Although no longer required, masks are still encouraged on Curtis’s campus.

Performance Dates

All performances will begin at 2 p.m. on the day of the event. The performance will start again at the top of each hour until 5 p.m.

  • Friday, May 6
  • Saturday, May 7
  • Sunday, May 8
  • Friday, May 13
  • Saturday, May 14
  • Sunday, May 15

Program
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

Artists

  • Music Director of Minnesota Orchestra for 18 years and of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra since 2020, Osmo Vänskä is recognised for compelling interpretations of repertoire of all ages and an energetic presence on the podium. His democratic and inclusive style of work has been key in forging long-standing relationships with different orchestras.

    Celebrating the last year of his tenure with Minnesota Orchestra this season, Osmo Vänskä presents some of his signature repertoire. He is joined by favourite guest soloists including Joshua Bell and Lisa Batiashvili, and continues with This Is Minnesota Orchestra, an Emmy Award-nominated series of performances for TV, radio and online audiences launched in 2020, developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Vänskä has undertaken five major European tours, as well as historic trips to Cuba in 2015 – the first visit by an American orchestra since the two countries re-established diplomatic relations – and South Africa in 2018, as part of worldwide celebrations of Nelson Mandela’s Centenary – the first visit by an American orchestra, drawing together South African and American performers in musical expressions of peace, freedom and reconciliation, on a five-city tour following a successful return to London’s BBC Proms.

    After a successful first season with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, including opening and closing the Lotte Concert Hall Festival and recording works by Korean composer Isang Yun, he embarks on his second year with numerous concerts and community outreach projects.

    He returns this season to the Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras of Pittsburgh, Antwerp, Helsinki, Netherlands Radio and Tokyo Metropolitan. While past guest conducting invitations include renowned international ensembles such as The Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Chicago symphony orchestras in North America; Orchestre de Paris, Berlin’s Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester in Europe, and London Philharmonic Orchestra in the UK; and the Shanghai Symphony and China, Hangzhou, Hong Kong and Taiwan philharmonic orchestras in Asia.

  • Acclaimed for its “otherworldly ensemble and professional level of sophistication” (New York Times), the Curtis Symphony Orchestra offers a dynamic showcase of tomorrow’s exceptional young talent. Each year the 100 extraordinary musicians of the orchestra work with internationally renowned conductors, including Osmo Vänskä, Vladimir Jurowski, Marin Alsop, Simon Rattle, Robert Spano, and Yannick Nézet Séguin, who also mentors the early-career conductors who hold Rita E. Hauser Conducting Fellowships. This professional training has enabled Curtis alumni to assume prominent positions in America’s leading orchestras, as well as esteemed orchestral, opera, and chamber ensembles around the world.

The edition of Scheherazade heard is by Clinton F. Nieweg and Drew Holmes.

© Copyright 1997 Clinton F. Nieweg and Drew Holmes.Used by permission of Serenissima Music, Inc. – sole publisher and distributor.

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