Arabian Night

It's said that Saint-Sans heard one of the sensuous themes of his Egyptian Concerto sung by Nubian boat-men as he was sailing down the Nile and wrote it down on his shirt-cuff then and there.

Arabian Night

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Nielsen Aladdin: Excerpts

Saint-Sans Piano Concerto No.5 Egyptian
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Benjamin Northey conductor
Andrea Lam piano

Australian-born pianist Andrea Lam, lauded for her thrilling virtuosity (Sydney Morning Herald) joins the MSO for this exciting concerto _ part of a celebration of great orchestral music inspired by the Middle East, which culminates in Rimsky-Korsakov's magical collection of tales from the 1001 Nights, Scheherazade.

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