Sat 12 March 2016, 7.30 pm, St George's Bristol
Stefan Hofkes conductor · You-Chiung Lin piano Biography
Debussy | Prélude à l'Après-Midi d'un Faune
Prélude à l'Après-Midi d'un Faune, often thought to be the beginning of modern music, evokes a faun playing his pan-pipes alone in the woods, becoming aroused by passing nymphs and naiads and then succumbing to a deep, vision-filled sleep. • Taiwanese-born pianist You-Chiung Lin takes centre-stage tonight to delight us with Rachmaninov’s daringly chromatic and jazzy fourth piano concerto. • The symphonic poem Scheherazade is based on One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Arabic tales, and combines two features typical of Russian music and of Rimsky-Korsakov in particular: dazzling, colourful orchestration and a strong interest in the East. • For a light and joyful ending to the evening, a pair of tune-laden snippets from Shostakovich’s inventive Jazz Suite are lined up.
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