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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Rimsky-Korsokav's "Scheherezade"

  • Tennessee Theatre 604 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN, 37902 United States (map)

The program concludes with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, the story of a young maiden who becomes queen in the book, One Thousand and One Nights, also containing stories of Aladdin and Ali Baba. The clever maiden, Scheherazade, tricks the sultan into keeping her alive for 1,001 nights by telling him stories, by which time he falls in love with her and makes her his queen. 

Aram Demirjian, conductor