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James Lowe, conductor
Kristina Ploeger-Hekmatpanah, chorale director
Spokane Symphony Chorale
Inon Barnatan, piano


Audience favorite Inon Barnatan has been called “one of the most admired pianists of his generation” by The New York Times, and returns to Spokane with Tchaikovsky’s sweepingly romantic First piano concerto. When composer Borodin died suddenly at a fancy dress ball in 1887, his opera Prince Igor remained incomplete, leaving RimskyKorsakov and Glazunov to finish the work. The Polovtsian Dances from the opera tap into the deep wellspring of ancient Russian tribal history. Rimsky-Korsakov’s genius for orchestral color is also put to great effect in Scheherazade, a showpiece for any orchestra that tells the stories of Sinbad, shipwrecks and princesses, all woven together by a beguiling violin depicting the voice of Scheherazade herself.


Alexander Borodin – Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
George Frederick McKay – Suite on Fiddler’s Themes
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade, Op.35

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