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Eugene Symphony: Scheherezade

Silva Concert Hall

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Tickets starting at: $10.00

Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor

David Krakauer, clarinet


Traditional Klezmer selections with David Krakauer 

David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg: The Fretless Clarinet (Eugene Symphony co-commission & PNW premiere)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade


Bask in the lavish sounds of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherezade, which depicts various tales from the celebrated poetic epic 1,001 Arabian Nights. Its lush tapestry of musical storytelling has enchanted audiences for more than a century, making it one of the most popular orchestral works ever written. The concert begins with clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer guiding us through the history of klezmer, the rich Eastern European Jewish musical tradition passed down through generations of folk musicians across the globe. Then, we hear the PNW premiere of The Fretless Clarinet, a new klezmer-inspired concerto co-written by Krakauer and his partner Kathleen Tagg. 

Presented by Eugene Symphony