17/02/2020 - 17/02/2020

Scheherazade :: © Jan Latham-Koenig credit:

Performers:Symfonieorkest VlaanderenJan Latham-Koenig – directorKurt Bertels – saxophoneProgram:Anatoly Liadov 1855–1914 Het betoverde meer, op. 62Paul Gilson 1865–1942 Saxofoonconcerti nrs. 1 & 2Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 1844–1908 Scheherazade, op. 35 Not without reason, Scheherazade is one of the greatest blockbusters of classical music. Enchanting colours embedded in a sensual oriental atmosphere: a guilty pleasure that is second to none. The Enchanted Lake by Anatoly Liadov also makes you dream away effortlessly. The Belgian Gilson composed the very first saxophone concerto in history. Kurt Bertels, Flanders’ youngest saxophone prodigy, brings the necessary guts to this virtuoso score. A world’s first!   

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