FORT WORTH – The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra continues its 2012–2013 Symphonic season with Scheherazade.  Enter the exotic, perfumed world of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, based on the tales in The Thousand and One Nights. The concert runs November 16 – 18, 2012 in Bass Performance Hall. The performances are Friday night at 7:30 PM, Saturday night at 8:00 PM, and Sunday at 2:00 PM.  Tickets are on sale now at 817-665-6000 and, and range in price from $10 to $79.

“I’ve been always fascinated by the visual imagination that Russian composers seem to have in their music. Scheherazade is considered Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular work, a score replete with orchestral colors, fresh and piquant melodies, with a mild oriental flavor, a rhythmic vitality largely absent from many major orchestral works of the later 19th century, and a directness of expression unhampered by quasi-symphonic complexities of texture and structure, a fantasy narrative from the Orient,” says guest conductor Josep Caballé-Domenech.

The program also features renowned cellist Alban Gerhardt who will perform the solo in Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A Minor. Gerhardt has established himself in the past decade among the great cellists of our time. His sound is unmistakable, and his interpretations distinguish themselves with great originality. The fortunate combination of an unerring musical instinct, intense emotionality and a natural, arresting stage presence fascinate his growing audiences.

As a part of the FWSO’s Symphonic Series, this concert also features a Symphonic Insights presentation. Enhance the concert experience with Symphonic Insights, lively discussion events held one hour before each Symphonic Series concert. Learn more about the day’s music through talks with featured artists such as Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya and our guest composers.

The FWSO’s 2012-13 concerts are made possible in part by the generous support of season sponsors American Airlines, Star-Telegram and Worthington Renaissance Hotel.