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March 1, 2020 3:00PM
A Thousand Veils
The CSO invites you to meet Scheherazade, the beloved heroine from One Thousand and One Nights, and her fascinating stories retold in music by Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov.

Event details

Date

March 1, 2020 3:00PM

Description

Concordia Symphony Orchestra presents A Thousand Veils at the Robert Tegler Student Centre (7128 Ada Blvd) on Sunday, March 1 at 3:00pm.

She is fearless, creative, smart, and seductive. The CSO invites you to meet Scheherazade, the beloved heroine from One Thousand and One Nights, and her fascinating stories retold in music by Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov. Scheherazade’s beguiling storytelling, interweaving plots full of tension and suspense, would ultimately save her life from the sultan's wrath. The Edmonton Arabic Ensemble, featuring traditional instruments and Arabic folk dancers, will join us in this colourful journey to Middle Eastern lands.

The program concludes with Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2, starring sixteen-year-old Joshua Wong, winner of the Concordia Symphony Concerto Competition for Youth: 2019 Award for Piano.

The concert will be preceded by a signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding between the Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) and the Canadian Arab Friendship Association (CAFA), and a lecture on Arabic culture and education by Mr. Yazan Haymour, President of the CAFA, at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for Students and Seniors (65+), plus applicable fees.

This event is using a guest list; no physical or electronic tickets provided.

Tickets are now available to purchase at the door, an hour before showtime.