The Kansas City Wind Symphony continues their 19th season, “As You Like It,” on March 26, 2017, at 7:00 PM at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road in Prairie Village, Kansas. The free concert, entitled “Magic and Mystery,” features Rimsky Korsakov’s classic “Scheherazade” transcribed for wind orchestra by Mark H. Hindsley. The story One Thousand and One Nights, sometimes known as The Arabian Nights, is from a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. Korsakov’s four movement symphonic suite tells the story of Scherazade. The Sultan Shahryār, convinced that all women are false and faithless, vowed to put to death each of his wives after the first nuptial night. But the Sultana Scheherazade saved her life by entertaining her lord with fascinating tales, told nightly, for a thousand and one nights. The Sultan, consumed with curiosity, postponed from day to day the execution of his wife, and finally repudiated his bloody vow entirely. So in good fairytale fashion, everyone lives “happily ever after!”
Included on the program is Korsakov’s popular “Procession of the Nobles” and “Berceuse and Finale” from Igor Stravinsky’s ballet “The Firebird.” Kansas City harpist Tabitha Steiner will be joining the ensemble for the concert. Complete information regarding the KC Wind Symphony’s 19th season is available on their website: www.kcwindsymphony.org.
The Kansas City Wind Symphony is conducted by Dr. Phil Posey and Ms. Pat Setser and is a part of the Village Arts Alliance of Village Presbyterian Church.
For more information contact Erik Hulse, Executive Director, at 913-609-2660