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Cinderella and Scheherazade

Conductor Richard Davis
Host Guy Noble

Williams Star Wars Suite (Main Title)
Grieg Excerpts from Peer Gynt, Op.46
Prokofiev Excerpts from Cinderella, Op.107
Tchaikovsky Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty, Op.66a, TH 234
ëns Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, Op.89 Africa
Calvin Abdiel, piano

Strauss, Johann, Jr. Fairytales from the Orient (Märchen aus dem Orient), Op.444
Rimsky-Korsakov Excerpts from Scheherazade, Op.35
Excerpts from The Firebird

Duration: One hour and 15 minutes with no interval (subject to change without notice)
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You only have to look at current hit TV shows Once Upon A Time and Grimm to see that fairytales will always be popular.

The Romantic composers knew this years ago so made sure many of their large-scale classics had a liberal sprinkling of sprites, wraiths and princesses.

This Sunday’s concert features four fairytale-inspired pieces to arouse the imagination including: Tchaikovsky’s elegant, lush ballet Sleeping Beauty; Strauss’ waltz Fairytales from the Orient; Prokofiev’s irresistible Cinderella; and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade (which is a must for fans of Aladdin and The Arabian Nights).

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Richard Davis

Richard Davis is presently Chief Conductor and Head of Orchestral Studies at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. He regularly conducts orchestras, such as Queensland Symphony Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic, in concerts, recordings, national radio broadcasts...
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Guy Noble

Guy Noble has had a long association with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, having first worked with the Orchestra in 1994. He has been host of the Music on Sundays series since 2005 and conducted the orchestra...
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