Portrait of Scheherazade (2022)
Composed December 2022
Scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, harp, strings
Canton Symphony Orchestra; Gerhardt Zimmermann conducting - January 22, 2023
‘Portrait of Scheherazade’ is a tone poem that paints a picture of the personality of the character Scheherazade, and takes place before the events of the 1001 Nights. It is intended as a prelude to the composition 'Scheherazade' by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff. In 2 distinct sections, it illustrates her loving and passionate side, as well as her persistent and determined qualities.