Sir James Dunn Theatre Sun, Jun 11 2:30 PM


Dinuk Wijeratne leads us through a sensational orchestral program to conclude our festival. We begin with a short work by Dinuk himself, taking its inspiration from Schubert as well as The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, and creating a modern "pop song". Then we'll hear Gwen Hoebig's magnificent rendition of Vaughan Williams' swoon-worthy The Lark Ascending, and Philip Chiu in Prokofiev's first piano concerto, a short, sharp and very bracing statement from an ambitious twenty year-old! The grand finale: Rimsky-Korsakoff's magical Scheherazade, an enormously popular orchestral evocation of the world of the Thousand and One Nights.

Scotia Festival Orchestra
Dinuk Wijeratne, conductor

Dinuk Wijeratne - A Letter from the After-Life

Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Gwen Hoebig, violin

Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No 1 in D-flat Major, Op. 10
Philip Chiu, piano

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakoff - Scheherazade, Op. 35