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Ravel's Shéhérazade

Ravel's Shéhérazade

January 30 — February 1, 2020

January 30 — February 1, 2020
Orchestra Hall
2 hours

"Je voudrais voir…", repeats Shéhérazade. "I would like to see…" This refrain sets the tone for Ravel’s Shéhérazade, named for the protagonist of 101 Arabian Nights — a woman who employs her imagination as a means of escape. With text based on three poems by Ravel’s friend Tristan Klingsor, this song cycle drips with the color the French composer is known for.

Earlier in the program, composer Alex Temple’s Liebeslied electronically distorts love songs of the 1950s, rendering them surreal and unrecognizable.

Program

Mozart
Overture from Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio)
Ravel
Shéhérazade
Alex Temple
Liebeslied
SCHUMANN
Symphony No. 4

Artists

  • Artwork for James Gaffigan

    James Gaffigan

    conductor

  • Artwork for Isabel Leonard

    Isabel Leonard

    mezzo soprano

James Gaffigan

conductor

Isabel Leonard

mezzo soprano

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Leonard is a true treasure ... immensely talented and charismatic ... already one of the world’s leading artists though still relatively early in her career. ”

New York Classical Review
Isabel Leonard: Even More Reasons to Sing
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