Stow Symphony winter concert features 'Scheherazade' March 22

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Directed by Darrell Lee Music, the Stow Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual Winter concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 22 at the Tallmadge Alliance Church, 1155 East Ave, Tallmadge, OH.

Assistant Conductor Alexander Popovici opens the concert with Antonin Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances Op. 46, Nos. 4 and 7. These dances were inspired by Brahms Hungarian Dances, but where Brahms used actual Hungarian folk melodies, Dvorak set melodies of his own composition to the rhythms of Slavic music.

J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major contains five movements. The second, the “Air”, is one of the most well-known baroque works. Arranged as a solo work for violin, it has come to be known as the ”Air on the G String.”

For fans of the recent Olympic Games, the featured work will be immediately recognizable as the background for Meryl Davis’ and Charlie White’s gold-medal ice-dancing performance. Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” sets to music the themes derived from the tales of the storyteller of “One Thousand and One Arabian Nights”. The music has become a popular concert favorite, with beguiling orchestral colors, melodies with a mild oriental flavor, and a strong rhythmic vitality.

Tickets for the concert, available at the door, are priced at $10 for adults, and $7 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Tickets are available for pre-sale at www.StowOrchestra.org/tickets.htm, or by calling 330-678-0029, or in limited numbers at the door. For group rates call 330-678-0029. For more information visit www.stoworchestra.org.

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