TimeFri, March 17, 2023 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
LocationGorton Center – John & Nancy Hughes Theater
Symphony847 presents three works inspired by women. Both Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Maurice Ravel drew inspiration from Scheherezade, the heroine at the center of “1,001 Nights.” Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral tour-de-force is central to our program – the composer himself described the piece as a “kaleidoscope of fairy-tale images.” Ravel, who greatly admired Rimsky-Korsakov’s work, depicts a panorama of fantasy and exoticism in his own Shéhérezade, in which Symphony847 will be joined by mezzo soprano Rachel Wood, as soloist. We will open this program of pieces featuring the stories of heroic women with Anna Clyne’s Restless Ocean. Former Mead Composer-in-Residence with the Chicago Symphony, Clyne drew inspiration from the poem “A Woman Speaks” by Audre Lorde, in this exciting piece which embraces the power of women.
Anna Clyne: Restless Oceans (2018) Based on “A Woman Speaks”
Ravel: Shéhérazade (soloist Rachel Wood, mezzo soprano)
$20 / adult (18+)
$10 / college student with an ID
Free to children 17 and under
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