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Symphonic Tales

2019-2020 Season, Masterworks

Symphonic Tales

Oct 26
Saturday
7:30 PM
Oct 27
Sunday
3 PM
Century II Concert Hall

featuring Zuill Bailey, Cello

ANNA CLYNE Masquerade
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Tales of Hemingway for Cello & Orchestra
   featuring Zuill Bailey
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

What's interesting about these concerts?

Cool Story, Scher - The symphonic epic of Scheherazade is a musical depiction of “1,001 Arabian Nights,” in which a great king takes a new wife every night and has her executed in the morning – YEESH. When the king marries Scheherazade (musically represented by a violin solo), she prolongs her execution by telling stories every night that end with a cliffhanger. One of the most popular works in the Symphonic world, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s brilliant telling of this ancient tale will have you begging for more.

LIVING Composer(s) Alert – We have two phenomenal living composers on this concert as we perform Anna Clyne’s Masquerade and Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway, a piece for solo cello and orchestra inspired by the American literary giant Ernest Hemingway.

And the Grammy Goes to – Written for, premiered, and recorded by cellist Zuill Bailey, Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway won three Grammys in 2017: “Best Classical Instrumental Solo,” “Best Classical Contemporary Composition,” and “Best Classical Compendium.”

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Zuill Bailey

About Zuill Bailey

First appearance with the Wichita Symphony
Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, is a Grammy Award winning, internationally renowned soloist, recitalist, Artistic Director and teacher.  His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today. Learn more about Zuill Bailey zuillbailey.com.


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