Beethoven & Scheherazade
Approximate running time: 2 hours
603 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor MI 48104
BEETHOVEN & SCHEHERAZADE
SIMON Fate Now Conquers BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade Aaron Berofsky, violin LINA GONZALEZ-GRANADOS, conductor
Saturday, November 14, 2020 | 8:00 PM | Michigan Theater<Transcending culture, place, and time, storytelling has woven its way throughout human history. In many of humanity's greatest stories, and even in our own personal lives, fate is a recurring theme. In this program we’ll explore this further. Beginning with Carlos Simon’s Fate Now Conquers, we’ll hear a modern dialogue with Beethoven’s symphonies. Following this, we’ll turn to Beethoven himself, a man obsessed with the motif of “fate knocking at the door.” We conclude with Rimsky-Korsakoff’s symphonic suite, Scheherazade, a musical representation of a bride and her 1,001 life-saving stories.