Sunday, October 21, 2012

Concert Preview: Menomonee Falls Symphony

The Menomonee Falls Symphony will perform on Sunday October 28th at 2 PM at the Sussex Hamilton Fine Arts Center.  The concert will feature Violinist Stephanie Liu, one of the winners of last year's Concerto Competition.  She will perform the Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius.  This concerto is generally symphonic in scope, departing completely from the often lighter, "rhythmic" accompaniments of many other concertos. The solo violin and all sections of the orchestra have equal voice in the piece.

The second half of the concert will be the Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, based on the tales of The Arabian Nights.  Rimsky wrote a brief introduction that he intended for use with the score, as well as the program for the premiere:  The Sultan Schariar, convinced that all women are false and faithless, vowed to put to death each of his wives after the first nuptial night. But the Sultana Sheherazade saved her life by entertaining her lord with fascinating tales, for a thousand and one nights. The Sultan, consumed with curiosity, postponed from day to day the execution of his wife, and finally repudiated his bloody vow entirely.

Tickets are $15, $12 for Seniors, $6 for Students.  You can find more information about the concert, and you can purchase tickets, from the MFSO web site.

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