Worthing Pier

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TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

Sunday 5th May 2019

 

Sunday 5th May 2019 at 2.45PM
Assembly Hall, Worthing

carriages from 4.50pm

Yi-Yang Chen

- Piano

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Antonin Dvorak
Carnival overture

Camille Saint-Saens
Piano Concerto No. 5 'The Egyptian'

Rimsky-Korsakov
Scheherazade

Set your horizons to the East with our exploration of the exotic. Rimsky’Korsakov’s deservedly popular Scheherazade is a fantasy of oriental narratives based upon the adventures of Sinbad the Sailor as recounted by Scheherazade in “One Thousand and One Nights”. With its dazzling orchestration, seductive melodies and lush harmonies, it brilliantly transports us into distant lands and oceans. Saint-Saens was another child-prodigy whose legendary skills at the piano can be brilliantly seen in his five piano concertos. The Fifth was inspired by a cruise on the River Nile and includes Nubian folk songs and the throbbing sounds of the steamer’s engines. It is believed Saint-Saens wrote some of the themes onto his napkin while onboard. The concert opens with Dvorak’s exuberant concert overture Carnival – one of his greatest creations and a brilliant orchestral showcase.
Yi-Yang Chen won the 4th Sussex International Piano Competition with a superb performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto winning also the Audience and Orchestra prizes.

""Yi-Yang showed an impressive breadth of emotional investment and natural affinity for the music he played. "

Dr Robin Page - 2011 Pacific International Piano Competition

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