KW Symphony’s “Scheherazade”

I went to the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony’s concert “Scheherazade.”

Usually when I go hear an orchestra live I’m going to hear at least one piece that I already know. This time I didn’t know any of the pieces — but with brilliant composers and a terrific orchestra, you can’t go wrong.

It was a concert of Russian music. Here’s the program:

  • Thaikovsky, The Tempest
  • Prokofiev, Concerto No. 3 in C major for Piano & Orchestra
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade

The piece that jumped out at me the most was Scheherezade — I might have to add this to my music collection.

Alon Goldstein played the piano for the Concerto. He had a loose playing style that made what he was doing look effortless. The audience appreciated him very much and he came back to play an encore — no one I talked to knew what the piece was, but it was beautiful.

Edwin Outwater, the KWS music director, was conducting. It’s recently been announced that next season, his 10th, will be his last. I believe the orchestra and the community will miss him.

It was a thoroughly delightful concert.

I previously reviewed the KW Symphony’s concert “James Bond: The Music.”

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