Nights in the Harem: Scheherazade spins her tales with the Orchestre Pasdeloup

Chatoiement Oriental: Orchestre Pasdeloup/Diakun ***

Philharmonie, Paris, 20th May 2017

Scheherazade had to spin her tales out for 1001 nights to earn a stay of execution from the Sultan Shahryar’s wicked decree that each new wife shall be killed the morning after their wedding. This weekend, she only needed to manage three nights at Paris’ Philharmonie, where music inspired by the Orient – The Arabian Nights especially – formed the basis of its Mille et une Nuits festival.

Geneviève Laurenceau
© Yvan Schawandascht

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