American conductor Christopher Zimmerman, music director of Fairfax Symphony Orchestra in the US, will lead a Scheherazade Concert at the HCM City Opera House on October 19. (Photo: courtesy of HBSO) HCM City (VNS/VNA) – American conductor Christopher Zimmerman, music director of Fairfax Symphony Orchestra in the US, will lead a Scheherazade concert at the HCM City Opera House on October 19. The concert will feature Scheherazade, op 35, a symphonic suite composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1888. The four-movement work was inspired by One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern and Indian tales told by the sultan Scheherazade. Scheherazade was first performed in Saint Petersburg in November 1988. It is considered Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular work. In 1910, the Ballets Russes premiered a ballet adaptation of Scheherazade at the Opéra Garnier in Paris in 1910. The Russian choreographer Michel Fokine was the choreographer, and the libretto by Fokine and Léon Bakst of Russia. Vietnamese-American violist Vu Viet Chuong will perform along with musicians from the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO). Chuong earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in violin performance from the University of Houston, and a doctorate at the University of North Texas. He has appeared as a soloist with… Read full this story
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