Scarborough Symphony Orchestra puts the finishing touches on its first concert in two years – program includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

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Shaun Matthew to conduct the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra in his first concert in two years at Queen Street Hall on Saturday, November 27

“There have been very few opportunities to see this great piece performed anywhere in the UK in 2021,” said Tony Turner, chairman of the orchestra committee, “and we believe Scarborough’s performance will be the last opportunity for anyone to hear it live this year.

“Based on the fables of One Thousand and One Nights, it features magnificent solo melodies performed by many of our talented orchestral instrumentalists and is one of the most accessible pieces in the orchestral repertoire.”

The program will also feature soprano Joanne Lunn who will perform at the premiere of the Symphony of Saints by Norwegian composer Martin Romberg. Martin is expected to travel to Scarborough to hear the performance of his new work.

The orchestra, to be conducted by Shaun Matthew, looks forward to working again with their other guest soloist, Christina Waldock, who will perform Dvorak’s Cello Concerto.

It is one of the most popular cello concertos in the world. Like the New World Symphony, this is another work from the composer’s American period and suggests the same sense of nostalgia that permeates the symphony. Originally intended for his friend, it was eventually premiered in England by British cellist Leo Stern, with whom Dvořák befriended in Prague.

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