Conductor Richard Davis
Williams Star Wars Suite
Grieg Suite No.1 from Peer Gynt, op.46
Prokofiev Suite No.1, op.107, from Cinderella
Tchaikovsky Suite op.66a from Sleeping Beauty
Saint-Saëns Africa, Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra
Calvin Abdiel, piano
J. Strauss Jr. Excerpts from Fairytales from the Orient, Op.444
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, op.35
Stravinksy Suite from The Firebird
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 concert features a selection of fairytale-inspired pieces to rouse 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).