All-Russian Fireworks

Tuesday 20 Jan 2015, 7:30pmBedford Corn Exchange, Bedford

Venue Box Office: 01234 718112

Diego Matheuz conductor

Ray Chen violin

Mussorgsky Night on the Bare Mountain (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

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Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

An evening of all-Russian fire and fantasy, from Mussorgsky’s Night on the Bare Mountain (as featured in Disney’s Fantasia) to Rimsky-Korsakov’s tale of one thousand and one nights. In between, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, written as the composer attempted to recover from his disastrous marriage, stands as one of the most spectacular concertos of all time, especially in the euphoric, dazzling brilliance of its finale.