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Scheherazade and Other Tales

Sunday 22 November

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Sunday 22 November 3:00pm


Baycourt Addison Theatre



Presented by: Bay of Plenty Symphonia

Arabian nights, witches, and fantastical tales – an afternoon of spellbinding music presented by Bay of Plenty Symphonia. This is a big symphonic programme of late romantic music, with full brass and a mighty percussion section, just right for seeing off gremlins!

Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade is the major work, portraying the story-telling heroine who keeps her husband amused with fanciful tales through 1001 Arabian Nights. All the family will enjoy meeting Sinbad the Sailor and sharing his adventures on the sea.

In the overture to Humperdinck’s popular opera, Hansel and Gretel, the children encounter a wicked witch and her gingerbread cottage – but everything ends peacefully. By contrast Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No.1 follows the Norwegian peasant’s journey through the mountains, finally cavorting with trolls in the hall of the mountain king. Mussorgsky’s Night on the Bare Mountain tells the story of a witches' Sabbath - a wild party ending at dawn.


  • Adult $15.00
  • Child (18 & Under) $2.00
  • Senior $12.00
  • Friends of Baycourt $14.00

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