Prepare to be transported to enchanting realms of romance and legend in this captivating finale to the 2023-24 Classics Series. The journey begins with the Chevalier’s evocative melodies from L’amant anonyme (The Anonymous Lover), the only surviving opera by Joseph Bologne. You are then invited to take a tragic tour of the underworld in Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice Suite, born of his surreal and heartbreaking opera, and the concert reaches its magical conclusion with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Immerse yourself in the sensory pleasure of the orchestra’s sound and let the imaginative melodies take you away as they animate the tales from The One Thousand and One Nights.
Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice Suite was co-commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Winston-Salem Symphony, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra.