Free Concerts in Harlem & the Bronx

Harlem: Fri, Dec 16, 2016, 7 PM
Bronx: Sun, Dec 18, 2016, 3 PM
Part of the series Around Town

Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at City College Center for the Arts at Aaron Davis Hall, Marian Anderson Theater in Harlem

Sun, Dec 18, 2016 at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts at Lehman College in the Bronx

  • Works by Ravel, Nielsen, and Rimsky-Korsakov
  • TŌN performs two suites and a song cycle on Arabian themes
  • Conducted by JoAnn Falletta; “One of the finest conductors of her generation” –The New York Times
  • With mezzo-soprano Susan Platts; "luscious vocalism" –Los Angeles Times

The Music

Nielsen: Aladdin Suite
Imaginative and ornate. Created by the composer from incidental music for a play, it was perhaps the last music Nielsen heard, in a radio broadcast while on his deathbed.

Ravel: Shéhérazade
Ascends into feverish lyricism. Ravel sets to music the poem that helped inspire Rimsky-Korsakov to write his symphonic suite.

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Enticing and exotic. Rimsky-Korsakov’s most famous work was later adapted into a ballet, controversial in its sensual choreography.

The Artists

SUSAN PLATTS, mezzo-soprano

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Nielsen: Aladdin Suite

Ravel: Shéhérazade

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Photo: JoAnn Falletta


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