Pierre Boulez Saal

Ensemble K & Simone Menezes

Concert

Französische Straße 33 D 10117 Berlin

Scheherazade: A Tale in Music, Poetry, and Dialogue

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Concert program

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Scheherazade Op. 35, New Arrangement for Chamber Orchestra

Description

“Scheherazade has always fascinated me,” says Simone Menezes about the character from the collection of tales known as One Thousand and One Nights, the inspiration for Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic poem, among many other works. But the stereotypical depictions in literature, music, and film hardly do justice to this fabled storyteller: “Scheherazade’s greatness goes far beyond that—she represents an archetype of female heroism.” Based on a new chamber arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov’s music, Menezes and her Ensemble K have created a concert project including excerpts from One Thousand and One Nights, ancient love poetry, and newly written dialogue to provide a contemporary look at this legendary character. A panel discussion on the preceding evening will explore additional perspectives.Presented in English.In cooperation with Cartier

Cast

Simone Menezes
Artistic Direction
Ensemble K
Nicolas Dupont
Violin
Romuald Grimbert Barre
Violin
Clément Holvoet
Viola
Kacper Nowak
Violoncello
Adrien Tyberghein
Double Bass
Raquele Magalhaes
Flute, Piccolo
Bruno Bonansea
Clarinet
Marceau Lefèvre
Bassoon
Solène Souchères
French Horn
Pierre Favennec
Trumpet
Benoit Coutris
Trombone
Christophe Drelich
Schlagwerk
Mara Dobresco
Piano
Cyril Lefrancois
Oboe
Golshifteh Farahani
Schauspiel
Kristin Winters
Schauspiel
Simon Scardifield
Text
Simone Menezes
Text
Lynn Serfaty
Text

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Pierre Boulez Saal

Französische Straße 33 D 10117 Berlin

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