Anticipation builds for the world premiere of Saad Haddad's Clarinet Concerto, to be performed by the "Intensely Soulful" (New York Times) Kinan Azmeh. Add to this Rimsky-Korsakov's exotic sounding Scheherazade, and you have a thrilling afternoon of music!
IBERT / Escales (Ports of Call)
Saad HADDAD / Clarinet Concerto*
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV / Scheherazade
*World Premiere - a commission of the PSO and the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University
- Jacques Ibert’s Escales, or Ports of Call, is a musical description of various ports in Italy, Tunisia, and Spain inspired by the composer’s experiences as a member of the French navy during the first World War. Listen as the oboe is highlighted in the second movement.
- At just 26 years old, composer Saad Haddad has two works commissioned and performed by the PSO.
- Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s classic Scheherazade, a musical rendering of the tale “One Thousand and One Nights,” also prominently features the oboe.
Read more about our guest artist in this Billboard article: Kinan Azmeh of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project Talks HBO Documentary, Syrian War and How Music Can Make a Difference.