The violin is front-and-center as we take the audience on a journey through famous legends with this season opening concert. Violinist Niccoli Paganani was often accused of selling his soul to the devil for his prodigious talents, though he claims a guardian angel was responsible for his virtuosic playing. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninoff for piano and orchestra is 24 variations on a famous and challenging violin solo. The concert also features Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular work, Scheherazade. Based on the story One Thousand and One Nights, the piece creates a colorful kaleidoscope of fairy-tale images with varying moods that weave individual stories and moments into a symphonic masterpiece. Our very own Ruth Lenz will represent the character of Scheherazade on solo violin, crafting fantastical tale after tale.
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October 15, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
October 16, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carlos SIMON: Selections from Tales: A Folklore Symphony
Sergei RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43
Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, op. 35
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022 AT 7:30 PM PST In Person OR Livestream
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2022 AT 4:00 PM PST In Person OR Livestream
Doors open at 6:00 pm Saturday and 2:30 pm Sunday. Performances are at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts at 100 S. Virginia Street in downtown Reno.
Patrons are required to comply with our health & safety policies. Please review the latest updates here. We will adjust the policies based on the latest guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation!
Single tickets & 3-concert flex packages are available August 30, 2022 at 10 AM.
On-sale beginning October 19th at 10AM . The video will be available to watch for 7 days from the first time you click into the stream player.
Guest Artist Wiley Skaret is graciously sponsored by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development.
Simon’s Selection from Tales: A Folklore Symphony is generously sponsored by Deena & James Behnke.
Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43 is graciously sponsored by Chris & Parky May.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, op. 35 is graciously sponsored by Beverly Osowski & John McCall.
Concertmaster Ruth Lenz is generously sponsored by Heidemarie Rochlin.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Evelyn Klatt at firstname.lastname@example.org