Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Boettcher Concert Hall
1400 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202
Principal Clarinetist Jason Shafer makes his debut as soloist performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's beloved Clarinet Concerto. This work provides a showcase for the talents of Shafer, who joined the Symphony at the beginning of the 2013/14 season. One of Mozart's last works, it highlights the interplay between the orchestra and the clarinet soloist. The program starts with Dukas's La Péri and concludes with Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov's inimitable Scheherazade. This 1888 work is a musical adaptation of "A Thousand and One Nights" (also known as The Arabian Nights), and the Middle Eastern influence is clear as it interprets the tales of Sinbad, the prince and princess, and a Baghdad festival.