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Cambridge Symphony Orchestra presents: Tales of Kings and Queens

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Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Mar 8, 2020 $25.00 $2.28
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Mar 8, 2020 $15.00 $1.78
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Join the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra for a night of noble leaders and far-off adventures, from tales of ancient biblical kings to the most prominent American civil rights leader of the twentieth century.
 

Duke Ellington‘s symphonic work Three Black Kings (1974) brings together kings of old and recent history, telling the stories of Balthazar (black king of the Magi), King Solomon, and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Composing this magnificent work at the end of his life, Ellington eulogizes Dr. King by placing him in a historical line of black royalty, in a rich symphonic tapestry that weaves jazz, gospel, and classical influences together, the past and the present uniting.
 

Nearly a century before, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov composed a sweeping romantic tone poem for the story of Scheherazade (1888), who saved her own life from the hands of a sultan by enthralling him with stories for 1,001 nights and winning his heart. Rimsky-Korsakov’s flashy orchestrations and lush melodies evoke princes, princesses, and ships wrecked at sea, with a tender solo violin woven throughout that gives voice to Scheherazade herself.
 

The concert also features Johannes Brahms‘ exuberant Academic Festival Overture (1880).

 

Program:

Academic Festival Overture - Johannes Brahms

Three Black Kings - Duke Ellington

Scheherazade - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

 

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Kresge Auditorium at MIT
48 Mass. Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)


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