Scheherazade, and Dessner with Alice Sara Ott

Scheherazade, and Dessner with Alice Sara Ott

Scheherazade, and Dessner with Alice Sara Ott

Philharmonia

Southbank Centre London
Thu 15 February 2024

7.30pm

Be the first to hear Bryce Dessner’s new Piano Concerto, written for the “dazzling… unstoppable” (The Guardian) pianist Alice Sara Ott.

Dessner defies categorisation, with Grammy awards for both classical composition and an album with his band The National, and several acclaimed film scores to his name. A Dessner premiere is a major event in London’s musical calendar, as is any performance by Alice Sara Ott – a collaboration between these two powerhouses of creativity will be an evening to remember.

To top it off, Elim Chan conducts Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, an enduring favourite with audiences and musicians alike. A beguiling solo violin melody represents the clever bride who spins captivating tales of sailors and shipwrecks, princes and princesses, to keep her husband the Sultan under her spell for 1001 nights.

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